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Stamford Town Council join Tree Charter but plans for woodland memorial garden near River Welland will be discussed at later date

Stamford Town Council will be playing its part to help the environment by signing up to the Tree Charter.

The Tree Charter was initiated in 2015 by the Woodland Trust in response to the crisis facing trees and woods in the UK.

By joining, the council is required to commit to planting trees.

Stamford Town Council (45506691)
Stamford Town Council (45506691)

At a Stamford Town Council meeting on Tuesday (May 18), coun Amanda Wheeler (Lib Dem), chairman of the Climate Action Working Group, told councillors how the focus of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 was nature.

She said: "It is really good for mental wellbeing. Particularly with the pandemic it's important to get outside and connect with the outside space, including trees."

Coun Wheeler added that signing up to the charter wouldn't cost the council anything.

It had been suggested that a woodland memorial garden could be planted along the south bank of the River Welland, if the Town Council adopt the land and underwrite the on-going maintenance.

However, Mayor of Stamford Town Council, coun Gloria Johnson (Con) requested that they review the woodland plans at a different time following a feasibility study.

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