We are still getting several thank you messages following our tree collection.
Sent: 10 January 2018 08:06
To: carol lanyon
Subject: Thank you
Thank you so much to you and others involved in collecting my xmas tree. I am very grateful. It is so good to know that it will be recycled and used for such a good purpose.
And these from our Facebook page:- Including one from a certain volunteer who is currently away on holiday
Thank you to all those who contacted us about asking us to pick up your trees last week. Our six teams of volunteers were collecting Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday and worked amazingly hard! It’s not a nice job as I’m sure you can imagine. They showed determination to find every tree and were able to pick up the odd extra one that wasn’t on the list. However, a few addresses couldn’t be found, despite our volunteers having a really good local knowledge. Apologies if you booked a pick up and it didn’t happen – it might be because they couldn’t find you.
If you have missed having a tree collected by us, there are many places you can take your tree until 15th January. Scroll down for the information or go to fylde.gov.uk/christmas for details. Please don’t leave your details for us to pick up your tree now.
All in all, about 400 trees were collected over the weekend which will go to good use protecting and developing our dunes environment
Some of our volunteers taking a lunch break and time for a well deserved cuppa
Another trailer load
Some of our hard working Christmas tree collectors having their lunch and a cuppa!
Our volunteers are now out and about in St Annes collecting Christmas trees. If you got your request in before 11 am on Friday 5th January we will get to yu as soon as possible but it could be into next week. Thanks to your wonderful support we have lots of trees to collect so cannot specify when we will get to each area.
Fiona Boismaison (our Chair) and Kate Owens of Lancashire Wildlife Trust were interviewed by BBC Radio Lancashire about the Christmas Tree Project. Going on the radio at 8.20am on Saturday and 1.30ish on Sunday. They explain how the trees are used and how this is a project where everyone wins.
( Photo by Kate Owens Lancashire Wildlife Trust)
THE TREE COLLECTION LIST IS NOW CLOSED
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR DONATIONS OF TREES AGAIN THIS YEAR
Our volunteers will be out from Saturday morning collecting trees and will continue into next week. If you have sent us our details we will get to you but can’t give definite day or time
If you have missed our collection service your tree can still make a difference to our dunes by dropping your tree of at designated areas assigned by Fylde Borough council:
• Coastguard Station, North Beach car park, Lytham St Annes
• Beach Terrace Café, Fairhaven Road car park, Lytham St Annes
• Marine Bowling Club car park, Fairhaven Lake, Lytham St Annes
• Lowther Gardens, West Beach, Lytham St Annes
• Lytham Railway Station car park, Station Square, Lytham St Annes
• Rawsthorne Sports Centre car park, Bush Lane, Freckleton
• Elswick Village Hall car park, Roseacre Road, Elswick
• Newton Hall Park, School Lane, Newton
• Middle car park, Mill Lane, Kirkham
• Wrea Green Institute car park, Station Road, Wrea Green
• Fleetwood Road Playing Fields, Fleetwood Road, Wesham
• The Eagle and Child car park, Mythop Road, Weeton
• Staining Village Hall car park, Chain Lane, Staining
If you ask St Anne’s in Bloom to collect your Christmas tree not only will you be helping our sand dune defences, but you will also be helping to create a habitat for coastal plants (some rare – like the Isle of Man Cabbage and dune Helleborine) and wild life too.
Another advantage is that it’s free!
Last year our volunteers collected about 500 trees. Lets see if the good residents of St Anne’s can break this record!
Please let us know you have a tree for collection by texting your address details to:
Alternatively you can email – firstname.lastname@example.org
We will need your address and postcode please and a number we can contact you on if we need to double check any information
This collection service is only available for addresses in St Anne’s
Please let us have your request by 11 am on Friday 5th January
Our volunteers will start collecting on Saturday morning and continue into next week.
It isn’t possible to reply to all requests, but if you have already sent your details we will get to you as soon as we can.
Lets see if we can beat last years numbers!