Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, has helped plant two new trees, which were donated to residents as part of a city-wide scheme led by Hove Civic Society, which aims to see hundreds of new trees planted across Brighton & Hove.
The tree-planting ceremony took place on Saturday 14th December at Marmion Road and Stoneham Road in Hove, where Mike joined the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Cllr Denise Cobb, and local residents for the occasion.
With the help of residents, Hove Civic Society is hoping to get as many new trees planted as possible. Currently one new street tree planted costs £288, Brighton & Hove City Council then matches this with another tree. Hove Civic Society is looking for donations to help pay for new trees. For more information on the campaign or to donate, click here.
Commenting, Mike said: “This is an excellent initiative and so special thanks must go to Hove Civic Society for all their hard work to encourage more trees around the streets of Brighton & Hove. It would be a real boon to the city if we could get lots of new trees planted every year, so I hope that residents who would like to see more trees in Brighton & Hove will help make this innovative new programme a reality.”