Fresh out this week, Bridgwater Town Council has brought out a ‘Treeflet’ – a small booklet which replaces the town guide this year and instead takes you on a history tour of the town tree by tree. The booklet has been written by Brian Smedley and historian Miles Kerr-Peterson with specialist tree content by horticultural adviser Roy Cheek and evocative photography by Terence Peppin. Cllr Smedley says ” There are 50 different trees in this book and you can follow a history trail around the town tree by tree learning about not just the fascinating history of our town but also about the trees themselves. In a year when there isn’t going to be much travel in or out of the area it’s a good staycation-treecation option for you. Pick one up now and pop it in someones Christmas stocking why don’t you!”
The guide can be picked up from the Town Hall or from a couple of shops in town – currently The Sweetbox on Cornhill and Cornhill Records in the Market -but will be more widely available in the new year. People can obtain a Treeflet for a small donation to the ‘Tree Fund’ thus converting paper back to trees.
Also this week Hamp Green Rise has become the first town street to successfully see a ‘Town Tree Fund’ project through from uprooting to replanting. See story here.
You can apply to the Tree Fund by Contacting Town Clerk, David Mears at Bridgwater Town Council email;- firstname.lastname@example.org or phone;- 01278 427692