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Community Orchard At Gedling Country Park

Councillors have announced the creation of a new Community Orchard at Gedling Country Park. The council has installed a number of fruit and blossom trees as part of ongoing works to improve the destination country park.

Over 20 native trees have been planted, including apple trees, heritage pear trees, damson trees and cherry trees. All of the trees originate from the Nottingham area.

The new orchard will also play a vital part in supporting local wildlife due to the produce created from the trees. The tree planting is also part of the council’s pledge to plant 500 new trees, which has already been exceeded, as they have now planted 1,050 trees and more are planned over the next year.

The orchard is situated near the Spring Lane entrance to the park, near the Butterfly Walk and Bee gardens.

Gedling Borough Council recently announced plans to expand Gedling Country Park and create a new ‘Green Lung’ with nearby Mapperley Plains and Digby Park. The park has recently had a number of other improvements including two new viewing platforms on the north and south side of the park and a new seating area near the café. The park has had an unprecedented number of visitors during lockdown and has provided many residents with a place to exercise and enjoy some outdoor time while following the guidelines.

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Memorial Stone Unveiled

A memorial stone dedicated to the memories of Gedling borough residents who have tragically lost their lives due to Covid-19 has been unveiled in Arnold.

The stone was unveiled by Cllr. John Clarke, Leader of Gedling Borough Council and Cllr. Michael Payne, Deputy Leader of Gedling Borough Council in Eagle Square, Arnold.

The stone has been engraved with the words ‘Tomorrow will be a better day’, words spoken by the late Captain Sir Tom Moore. The stone also contains an engraving that thanks NHS staff, carers and key workers for their work during the pandemic.

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