April 22, 2011
Local cricket club and allotment society receive free saplings
Huntspill Cricket Club and West Huntspill Allotment Society have
been presented with free saplings this week thanks to a local
East Huntspill Cricket Club has received 75 saplings from Monkton
Elm Garden & Pet Centre garden centre near Taunton, while
West Huntspill Allotment Society collected 100 young trees.
Derek Kidner, Club Chairman, explained: "We have an area
in the corner of our cricket field that we would like to make
into a secluded section for members and visitors to use."
"The trees will be planted as a permanent reminder of those
who have played and been a part of the East Huntspill Cricket
Club during the past 30 years."
"We are extremely grateful for Monkton Elm Garden & Pet
Centres sapling donation and will use these trees to maintain
our environmentally-friendly cricket club."
West Huntspill Allotment Society will use the saplings to help
develop its site. Stephen Chick, Chairman of West Huntspill Allotment
Society, explained: "We have recently formed our allotment
society and have planted a natural hedge on our grounds. We will
use these trees to help enhance this area and maintain our environmentally-friendly
In January, Monkton Elm Garden & Pet Centre invited not-for-profit
organisations that needed support for their conservation projects
to apply for between 50 and 100 small saplings, known as whips.