Over four very cold days, Fylde Council workers have been very busy on the St Anne’s foreshore. Braving the freezing Winter weather, the workers have now planted and buried 1800 of your donated Christmas trees along the foreshore, so helping widen the dunes and make them a much more effective natural sea defence.
Geoff Willetts, Fylde Council’s Senior Coast and Conservation Officer, thnaked Lytham St. Anne’s residents for their donations ans praised the Fylde Council staff, ‘We really cracked on with it, with around 400 trees planted on each of the first three days and 600 or so on the fourth, and the remainder will be put in over the coming few weeks grabbing a few hours when we can. Staff have been fantastic with one driving the digger plus a banksman and the other four on loading, unloading and planting.’
‘On the fourth day, we had an extra five staff commandeered from the parks teams who were great and gave us the chance to plant the larger number. All in all, it was a great few days, although our regular volunteers and Lancashire Wildlife Trust staff were sorely missed. My thanks to the Fylde Council team for their wonderful efforts.’
You can see the planting of your trees in a video provided courtesy of this link: