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Newham Scouts plant new orchard at West Ham Park

PUBLISHED: 11:55 14 March 2012

Members of 11 Newham West Scout Group plant an orchard in West Ham Park, with City Gardens manager Martin Rodman and West Ham Park manager Geraldine King

Members of 11 Newham West Scout Group plant an orchard in West Ham Park, with City Gardens manager Martin Rodman and West Ham Park manager Geraldine King

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A blossoming new orchard is on the horizon for West Ham Park thanks to a grant from the City Bridge Trust.

Youngsters from the 11 Newham West Scout Group planted a variety of apple, plum, damson, plum, damson, pear, apricot and cherry trees.

The scouts braved what were chilly conditions on February 11 and 12 to install a total of 66 trees.

Billy Dove, chairman of the City Bridge Trust, said: “Getting young people involved in community projects is always to be welcomed.

“This is an important project to promote fantastic community spirit and I hope the youngsters will continue over the years to be involved as the fruit trees blossom into a sustainable orchard.”


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