Community Planting Day – 10am to 12noon, Saturday 21st September 2019
Tetbury Town Council and the Tetbury Feoffees are partnering the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust in its ‘Wild Towns’ scheme across eight towns in Gloucestershire. In Tetbury the scheme will be focussed on the Rail Lands, to improve the stream bed, waterflows, biodiversity and public access. The scheme is valued at £40,000 – comprising £20K European money, £10K from the Town Council and £10K from the Feoffees. The Wildlife Trust will provide a Project Manager because it has the economies of scale to do so across the county; meaning that the Tetbury Council Taxpayer will pay only a quarter of the project cost to benefit from £40,000 of improvement work, delivered by professionals.
Part of the overall project in Tetbury is the creation of a Bluebell Trail along the old rail track.
What can you do to be part of this?
· On Saturday 21st September we want volunteers (local families and their children, and local groups) to plant thousands of bluebell bulbs along the Rail Lands.
· Volunteers should come dressed for gardening and equipped with their own garden trowels
· In advance of the day, we will put in some numbered stakes and map them.
· Arriving at any time from 10am to 12noon, each group will be given: (a) a map or plan showing all the stakes/planting locations; (b) their own stake number; and (c) a bag or boxful of bluebell bulbs.
Our volunteers then go off to find their allocated stake and plant their bulbs in the immediate area.
·We then wait for April-May 2020 to enjoy the spectacle of our new Bluebell Trail.
There’s no need to formally register, but it would like you to tell us that you intend to join in, so please call the Town Council on 01666-504670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org