|From Left to Right – Cllr Karen Allison, Geoff Durrans, Ruth Elliott, Jon Blacktop, John Avison, Councillor Julie Stewart-Turner, Geof Hughes, Pip Avison, Sean Kirkbright|
Local Green Party Councillors joined residents for a clear back of brambles at Hey Green above Lowerhouses. The team spent a good 2 hours clearing back masses of brambles from around the trees to keep the orchard clear and allow the trees to grow. The activity was promoted by Newsome Ward Community Forum which is chaired by Councillor Julie Stewart-Turner.
Councillor Karen Allison who helped with the cutting back of the brambles said, “ It was hard but enjoyable work. You get a real sense of satisfaction from the huge amount of area that we all managed to shift in just a few hours. It was great being part of a team of people just trying to improve our local environment. More people should get involved . It’s fun!”