Test Valley has passed a motion declaring a climate emergency. The biggest single contributor to climate change is the emission of carbon from fossil fuels. Trees have the ability to soak up carbon emissions and therefore tree planting can offset some of the carbon dioxide, which is contributing to climate change, and improve air quality.
The Local Government Association has asked for support from Parish Councils to plant more trees. Valley Park Parish Council would like to assist the Borough and the Local Government Association in their aims to increase the tree cover within our Parish.
In partnership with the Borough Council, we have produced a 3-year mature tree planting scheme of 165 trees in numerous places in Valley Park. There are various types of trees suggested within the proposal.
The Valley Park Parish Council will apply for funds from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) monies that Test Valley Borough Council hold. The CIL funds are coming from the developers’ contributions throughout the borough of Test Valley.
If the bid is successful, we are going to plant 55 trees in the first year, 60-65 trees in the second year and 45-50 trees in the third year, in various parts of Valley Park.
If you would like further information about the proposal, please contact us or attend one of our Parish Council meetings.
The local Valley Park schools and Friends of Park have already supported our proposal.
A consultation must take place to show community support for this project.
To support this tree planting project please download and sign the doc below.
Completed forms should be returned to the Parish Clerk, or drop it to the Valley Park Community Centre or your local school. Or email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org
Planting space assessment
Glendowan Open Space
tree planting proposals
Tree Proposal Application Form