Chairman John Clarey, vice chairman David Cawthorne and Coun Norman Redican planting the hedgerow at the new cemetery extension.

Planting for cemetery

An extension to Long Sutton’s cemetery has a new hedgerow thanks to the hard work of parish councillors.

Chairman John Clarey, vice chairman David Cawthorne, Coun Norman Redican and parish clerk Karen Treacher worked together to plant the new hedgerow following installation of the fence.

The hedgerow has been funded by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Fund Grant Scheme. It will be in keeping with the Cinder Ash Park setting and provide a further habitat for wildlife.

The council has also carried out planting in Winfrey Park as part of a separate scheme and has planted hedgerow along the field boundary to disguise security fencing and will replant cherry trees to replace the trees that were vandalised.

Ms Treacher said: “The council also wishes to thank Fenland Estates, Parkway, Possessions, G Collings and Co, Abiz and the Market House for kindly allowing the use of their electricity supply for the town’s Christmas lights. It was very much appreciated.

“We also wish to thank all businesses who took part in the town Christmas Window Competition.

“The displays were so lovely and hard to pick a winner from.

“Thanks also to the families who entered the Nativity Trail competition. Prizes of £20 book tokens were awarded to the first four out of the draw.

“Whilst the council could not facilitate the Christmas event this year we are pleased Christmas spirit was still present in the town.”

The council also thanked district councillor Andrew Tennant for sponsoring the light display at St Mary’s Church.

Ms Treacher added: “It was a special event and was great to see.”

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