Woodland Trust officially recognises North East Lincolnshire for Diamond Jubilee woodland creation
THE area has been officially recognised by the Woodland Trust for its part in creating more than 60 acres of new woodland to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
A framed certificate has been unveiled at North East Lincolnshire Council’s Municipal Offices building to mark the council’s Diamond Status – awarded to only 60 other areas in the country that have set aside more than 60 acres of land for new woodland. In total, five woodlands are being created in the area, as reported. To date, planting has taken place at four woodlands: Spring Street and Coomb Briggs in Immingham; The Saltings in Grimsby and Cleethorpes Country Park.
Tree planting events for the final woodland at Freshney Park, Grimsby, are yet to be organised.
Councillor Mick Burnett, portfolio holder for culture and tourism at NELC, said: “Only 60 councils across the country have been able to dedicate more than 60 acres for this project and I’m proud that we are one of them.
“The Woodland Trust has provided us with this beautifully framed certificate to mark our contribution to this project and I also look forward to these woodlands maturing becoming valued open spaces in Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham.”