FREE fruit trees are to be offered to the people of Studley under a new initiative.
Supported by the Studley Improvement Partnership, residents across the village will be receiving a leaflet offering them a choice of a Victoria Plum tree, a Conference Pear, or a Cox’s Orange Pippin.
It’s all been made possible by pockets of grant money scrimped and saved over the years by former Studley Liberal Democrat District Councillor Hazel Wright.
“I thought to myself, what can we do that will benefit Studley and trees are an important part of the local environment so we decided to spend some of the money this way,” she said.
And she acknowledges an added benefit will be that people will be able to enjoy the fruit from the trees.
The Studley Improvement Partnership was set up some years ago and Hazel acknowledged the input from local residents Tony Gennoe and Malcolm Gill in helping to get it up and running.
Since then it has played a key role in the creation of the needle statue at the Barley Mow island and the creation of the needle industry history project among a host of other initiatives.