Henley in Bloom’s Christmas Tree shredding initiative on Saturday saw the biggest number of trees being shred at Mill Meadows by Henley Town Council Park Services team; Karl Bishop and Joe Postles.
In the fourth year of the initiative over 90 trees were shredded using the Council’s shredder and raised £286, up from £200 last year.
Chair of Henley in Bloom, Councillor David Eggleton who offered a collection service and picked up over 30 trees said “It’s great to provide this service for the people of Henley. I’d like to thank Park Services for offering to do the service in the first place. I think the response was good because lots of people shared the event on social media. Thank you to everyone who did this. The money will go towards Henley in Bloom projects, one of which this year will be a school hanging basket competition where we will provide the schools two baskets and seeds to grow one flower one and one fruit/veg one. As well as the money raised the the chippings/shreddings from the trees will be used to dry up muddy pathways.”
The Comonte family (pictured above) brought their 9ft tree which they bought from the Tree Barn in Christmas Common. Dad, Crispin said, “It’s the first time we’ve brought our tree. We were walking this morning and my sons saw the tree shredding and asked me if we could go home and get ours. It’s a really nice way to get them recycled.”