Six apple trees planted in Eastwood for Broxtowe Green Rewards prize winners

01/03/24 - Six apple trees were planted at Wilson Road in Eastwood on Thursday 29 February as part of the Green Rewards ward prize for Eastwood St. Mary’s.

Green Rewards is a free platform where users can accumulate points for completing  sustainable actions such as recycling, walking and reducing the amount of energy they use. These points can then be exchanged for vouchers and prizes. Every six months the top performing ward on Green Rewards gets to choose from a selection of  biodiversity prizes on offer. 

As the ward with the most points, Eastwood St. Mary’s residents were given a range of options to choose from as the prize for their community. They were given the choice of wildflower annuals, tree planting, or bulb planting. Through popular vote, the residents selected tree planting.

The Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Teresa Cullen joined members of the Council’s Environment Team and Councillor David Bagshaw, Ward Councillor for Eastwood St. Mary’s to plant a range of apple trees including Beauty of Bath, Discovery, Red Falstaff and Worcester Pearmain. These trees were selected to be planted as they are RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) recognised pollinator species which means they will support a variety of pollinators including bees and local wildlife such as birds. They will also provide a number of delicious apples for local residents to enjoy.

Portfolio Holder for Environment and Climate Change, Councillor Helen Skinner said, “Congratulations to the residents of Eastwood St. Mary’s for their achievement. Climate change is a serious issue which affects us all so I am pleased to see that our residents are working alongside us to do their part and care for the environment through the Green Rewards platform.

This tree planting is both an excellent opportunity to mark the efforts our residents have put in and to directly support our natural environment with more trees which will help to store carbon dioxide. I look forward to seeing the impact these trees will have on the local area as they grow.”

You can read more about how the Council are working to care for our environment in our Climate Change and Green Futures strategy.

Broxtowe residents can sign up to the platform and join Broxtowe residents who have saved over 280 tonnes CO2e (that’s a massive 280 hot air balloons worth!) so far through actions taken via the app since its launch. Green Rewards is available on desktop (Opens in a new tab) or residents can download the app by searching for ‘Notts; Green Rewards’ in the app store.

Communications Team