NFRS lays down roots in Newark

08/12/2017

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has planted more than 100 trees in a park in Newark in response to the removal of several trees at Newark Fire Station.

Five trees were removed from the front of the station as part of ongoing building work to create a brand new station.

The new trees have been planted at nearby Sconce and Devon Park.

Tony Yardley, District Manager for Newark and Sherwood said: "It was with regret that we had to remove the trees from outside the station in Newark.

"That is why it was decided that we would make a positive difference to the environment by replanting trees in nearby Sconce and Devon Park.

"I hope that the trees, once they are fully grown, will be enjoyed by visitors to the park for years to come."

Phil Beard from Newark and Sherwood District Council Parks department and The Gelder Group, which is carrying out the restoration work, were also present at the planting ceremony.

The ongoing work on the station is set to be finished early next year.

Whilst work to build the new station is carried out, the current station will remain fully operational to ensure the continued provision of fire cover in and around Newark.

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