Neston Town Council & Mersey Forest make Drake Road Greener

Neston Town Council is pleased to report that the second phase of tree planting has been completed along Drake Road. The Town Council in collaboration with the Mersey Forest provided funding for 16 trees on the verges of Drake Road, Neston. The first phase in 2016 gave residents the choice of four different species (birch, mountain ash, hornbeam or non-fruiting pear) to be planted on the road verge outside their house. The local appreciation of the initiative then lead to a second phase of four further trees in 2018.

Cllr Dominic Roberts (left) and Ron Stewart (right) with one of the new trees on Drake Road.

Cllr Dominic Roberts, Chair of Places Committee, said “I am delighted to see these trees being planted, they make a great impact and deliver a better environment for all, boosting wildlife habitat and greening our town for years to come”. He went on to thank Cllr Janet Griffiths for her significant contribution to the project. “The local residents have been involved from the start and have continued to help out with the watering and weeding of the young trees to help get them established and during dry periods”. Ron Stewart, of Drake Road, was particularly enthusiastic and took great care of the trees in the early days. Ron Stewart said “It’s fantastic to have the trees on the street and I am glad to have been able to help out”. Two of the young trees struggled during the summer’s heatwave, despite watering, and will be replaced later in the autumn. If any residents of the town would like to suggest locations for future tree planting, please contact Cllr Dominic Roberts or Neston Town Council offices.