Putting down roots in Radwinter recreation ground

PUBLISHED: 12:39 22 March 2017

The team of volunteers at the tree planting

The team of volunteers at the tree planting


Would-be gardeners were out in force in Radwinter on Sunday, March 19, planting 420 trees donated by The Woodland Trust.

Volunteers help plant the 420  trees donated by The Woodland TrustVolunteers help plant the 420 trees donated by The Woodland Trust

The trees were planted by a 40 plus strong team made up of villagers of all ages, lead by Janina Vigurs, recreation ground secretary.

Donated by The Woodland Trust, the 420 trees were planted to mark the boundary line of a new piece of land given to the recreation ground.

Katharine Shoolheifer, who applied to the Woodland Trust and coordinated the event said: “We were delighted by the turnout on Sunday morning, we had Thaxted Explorers, Radwinter Cubs, a group from the Saffron Walden Town FC Junior teams as well as Radwinter School and lots of people who live in the village.”

There are many exciting changes taking place at Radwinter recreation ground with a new pavilion under construction for use in the summer, as well as plans for a multi-use games area which will include tennis courts, a five-a-side football area and a netball court.

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