In conjunction with the Woodland Trust, in 2017, the Town Council, alongside more than 70 organisations signed up to be part of a charter to set out how local communities and trees can benefit each other as well as being a resource which local councils across the UK can use in support of their efforts to look after trees in their area.
The Tree Charter launched on the 6th November 2017 and the Town Council supported the campaign by collecting 204 signatures of residents who supported the charter. For every signature that was collected a tree would have been planted by the Woodland Trust.
The Town Council planted a Hornbeam Tree which will remind residents of their responsibilities both now and in the future to ensure that trees are protected and recognised.
More informaton regarding the Tree Charter can be found on The Woodland Trust's dedicated Tree Charter Website
Other projects that the Town Council committed to in support of the Tree Charter is the planting of: