The Hubbard’s Hills Trust recently used old Christmas Trees to rebuild eroded river banks at Hubbard’s Hills, after the trees had been collected by the Rotary Club earlier this year to raise money for local charities.
This type of project has been used elsewhere in the country to rebuild eroded river banks and facilitate recycling. It is hoped that silt deposits flowing down the river will be trapped in the branches that are secured to the bank, which will enable the sides to recover.
Trust Chairman Andrew Leonard, pictured above with trustees Michael Moncaster and Ray Edmonds, and contractor George Payne, said: “This was a double benefit for two local charities, with the cash to Rotary and the trees to Hubbard’s Hills.
“We must continue to protect the structure of the river flowing through our town, in order to protect the town.”