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Freshford children help FLEWG and wider community hedge planting project

Freshford children help FLEWG and wider community hedge planting project

A stalwart working party of Freshford School children, teachers and parent volunteers joined members of the Freshford & Limpley Stoke Environment Working Group (FLEWG) and the wider community on Monday 20th November. The task ahead was to help with the planting of 1,260 saplings, donated by the Woodland Trust, in the Galleries Field opposite the school.

This project was closely aligned to FLEWG’s five year biodiversity plan. The new hedging will improve biodiversity by providing additional habitats and provide a wildlife corridor, which will be excellent for small mammals, birds and insects. Visit their website :

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When applying for the saplings we were all asked to use the event to mark the loss of lives from the communities of Freshford and Limpley Stoke during the two world wars. Thirty two poppies were tied at intervals along the hedgeline and the community will also be scattering poppy seeds to leave a colourful and lasting legacy to those who lost their lives.

Posted on 22nd November, 2017, updated on 27th November, 2017

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