Here are two ways you can help the environment by safely disposing of your real Christmas tree this year.
Fylde Council’s temporary collection points and now open up to next Thursday, January 13 at various site around our Borough. They are at:
- HM Coastguard Station, North Beach Car Park, St Anne’s
- Lytham Rail Station Car Park
- Rawstorne Sport Centre Car Park, Freckleton
- William Segar Hodgson Car Park, Coronation Road, Kirkham
- Elswick Village Hall Car Park, Roseacre Road, Elswick
Householders dropping off their own trees are reminded that tree skirts, bases and all decorations need to be removed and the trees should be left inside the barriered area.
The trees will be planted on St Anne’s beach as part of the sand dunes restoration project. Amy Pennington, Fylde Sand Dunes Project Community Engagement Officer for the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, who works with Fylde Council on the project, said: ‘The buried trees are important to catch the sand blowing in from the strong onshore winds.’
Trinity Hospice are also carrying out its annual doorstep collection of real trees this weekend. All the trees will then be planted at St Anne’s beach next month to help with dunes preservation and soft sea defence.
Trinity volunteers will be picking up trees from postcodes FY1. FY2, FY3, FY4, FY5, FY6, FY8 and PR4 on Saturday and Sunday. Janet Atkins, Corporate Partnership Manager at Trinity Hospice, said: ‘The tree collection is the perfect way to begin 2022 by helping to support local hospice care while doing something amazing for the environment. Last year was incredible for us. We had nearly 70 wonderful volunteers working hard over the weekend to collect more than 1,800 trees from across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre. They all said they had a great time, knowing they had done something special to support their local hospice. We’ve increased our locations for this year’s collection, so we hope this collection will be our best yet!’
Sadly, at the time of writing, all the slots for the Trinity collection have already been booked. See: https://www.trinityhospice.co.uk/support-us/fundraise-for-us/corporate-fundraising/tree-collection/