Newbury Town Council are pleased to announce that we have planted 17 new semi-mature trees, predominantly native species, in Victoria Park this week. 12 trees have been planted in the open space between the St Mary’s Road entrance and the A339 creating a new copse and to replace those removed during the West Berkshire District Council A339 road widening scheme earlier in the year. There are 3 Horse Chestnuts, 4 Beech, 4 Small Leaf Lime and 1 Common Lime, with 6 of the trees funded by West Berkshire Council.
A further 4 trees have been planted adjacent to the rebuilt wall and embankment along Park Way to replace trees which were removed earlier this year during the wall repairs. These are a London Plane, a Copper Beech, a Hornbeam and a flowering Pink Cherry. Lastly, we have planted a flowering Pink Cherry tree on the grass open space near the bandstand.
Cllr Adrian Edwards, Leader of the Council said, “I am delighted to see that the tree stocks within Victoria Park are being refreshed following the extensive repairs and the A339 widening scheme carried out in the Park earlier this year. It’s well known that trees help to enhance the environment we live in, helping to make Newbury a cleaner, greener more pleasant place to live and I look forward to watching the trees develop over the coming years. These trees will further enhance Victoria Park and people using the Park will be able to enjoy them for many years to come”.