Events and news
On the 18th May we visited the Jenkins Lane site to make plans about how to clear the site and where to put the fencing.
Members of the Community Orchard Group, Jill Goldsmith, Andrew Urquhart, Margaret Connell and David Willcocks (East Herts Councillor) meet with Tom Moat (Senior Forestry and Woodland Officer, Essex County Council)
In April we signed a lease with Bishop’s Stortford Town Council to develop a community orchard at Jenkins Lane. The area is approximately 0.3 hectares and we will be able to plant at least 100 trees.
The Town Council has also awarded us Major Capital Grant funding to kick start the development of the Community Orchard and we are now making plans to clear the site and get the fencing up.
On Sunday 26th March volunteers put more mulch around the trees at Northern Parkland Community Orchard.
Take a look at how the trees are coming along now that spring has sprung.
On the 3rd February 2023 students from Hillmead and Manor Fields Primary Schools helped to put their wonderful artworks on plaques next to the newly planted trees in Northern Parkland Community Orchard. This is just a small selection.
See the gallery for more.
On Sunday 29th January 2023, the recently planted community orchard, had its trees re-firmed and the guards were checked.
The tree plaques were attached in early February and we're hoping to mulch the trees in mid-March, so watch out for upcoming dates.
THE COMMUNITY ORCHARD IN NORTHERN PARKLAND WAS PLANTED IN A DAY THANKS TO ALL THOSE THAT CAME AND HELPED.
Thank you to everyone who came and helped plant the community orchard at Northern Parkland on the 14th January 2023.
We got it all done in one fantastic, if wet, day.
Thirty one trees are in the ground, guarded, watered and mulched with accompanying information boards.
We’re looking forward to seeing them grow and fruit in the years to come.
See the gallery for more photos.
Bishop's Stortford Climate Group hold regular monthly meetings (mostly on the first Tuesday of the month), anyone can attend.
Councillor Jonathan Kaye, Executive Member for Communities at East Herts Council, said: “This is a
fantastic project with huge community and environmental benefits that we are pleased to be
supporting through our grants programme. I very much look forward to seeing the transformation at
Northern Parkland as the new trees establish and grow.”
David Middlemiss and Andrew Urquhart, of the Community Orchards Group, meet with Rowan Perrin of East Herts Council in Northern Parkland, to look at where the trees will go.