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Posted 31 October 2017

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Tree planting with Ongo

As part of our 10th birthday celebrations, staff and their children planted 50 trees in Scunthorpe on Friday 27 October.

Working in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council, staff and children planted the trees at Bulls Field on Manor Road in Bottesford.

The trees were provided by boiler installation company, Ideal, with North Lincolnshire Council providing the land for the trees to be planted. They will also manage and maintain them. Our staff and volunteers organised the event and planted the trees with the children.

The tree planting was part of our annual ‘bring your kids to work day’ where staff can bring their children to work for the day.

Nichola Hunt, PA to the Chief Executive, said: “Every year we invite the children of our staff into work for the day to give parents the chance to show where they work and the jobs they do. It’s always been really popular and this year we wanted to do something extra special to mark our 10th birthday.

“We decided that encouraging the children to do something good for the environment such as planting trees would be a great idea, as it teaches them about how important it is to care about the environment.”

Cllr Margaret Armiger, Lead Member for Environment at North Lincolnshire Council and Bottesford Ward Member, said: “It is great to be working in partnership with Ongo on this project. It gives children the opportunity to learn more about the environment that surrounds them and appreciate the importance of it.

“Bulls Field is a popular place for dog walkers, families and runners so it seems the ideal location for the new trees to be planted. The council has recently formally designated it as a ‘Field in Trust’, which means the field is protected from development or any adverse activity for future generations, and the council will continue to maintain the site.”

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