Sixteen new trees have been planted in Eastbourne’s Ratton Ward, after councillors agreed to fund them through the Devolved Budget.
The trees have been placed in various streets throughout the neighbourhood, including King’s Drive, Willingdon Road, Eridge Road and Burton Road.
This project, which has been requested by residents, was given the green light by councillors Colin Belsey, Tony Freebody and Colin Murdoch.
The trees have now been planted and it is hoped that they will help to improve the quality of the natural environment for the local community. The tree varieties are Tilia, Cratageus Stricta, Corylus, Birch and Acer.
Cllr Belsey said, “Residents asked us to fund the trees through our Devolved Budget and we were happy to do so. They’ll help to enhance the areas where they grow and will be around for many years to come.”
The trees cost £250 each and the funding was approved as councillors in each of the town’s wards have £10,000 to share with community causes. If you would like to apply for funding, please contact your ward councillor.