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23rd Jan, 2022

Rallying call for people to get involved in NewSong's big Bromsgrove tree planting

A RALLYING call has been issued to residents to help with the planting of 14 trees around the edge of Beech Road Play Park in Sidemoor.

People wanting to be part of the planting should meet at Bromsgrove’s NewSong Community Church at 10.30am on Saturday, November 20.

Tree planting project team member Ian Jones said: “All of us are increasingly aware of the need to look after our planet, and often that can mean starting where we live.

“2020 marked 20 years of NewSong Community Church and 200 years of a Christian Church on Broad Street in Sidemoor.

“We want to mark these anniversaries by making a positive, practical contribution to the neighbourhood, even though the pandemic has delayed the plans a little. “Planting trees brings so many benefits to communities – adding beauty, contributing to air quality and our sense of wellbeing, capturing carbon and providing homes for wildlife.

“In this sense, everyone wins.”

Anyone wanting to take part should visit the NewSong Community Church website – newsongbromsgrove.org.uk and click on the Eventbrite Link or call 01527 575497.

The church worked in partnership with Bromsgrove District Council to identify sites for planting and the trees have been bought using a grant from Worcestershire County Council divisional funds, with the support of Coun Luke Mallett.

NewSong, a Christian church meeting on Broad Street in Sidemoor, was founded in 2000 and the current ministers are Nic and Graham Bayley.

Its congregation boasts all ages and diverse backgrounds and NewSong is a member of Churches Together in Bromsgrove.

The main worship is at 10.30am on Sunday mornings (also streamed online) and it offers various activities for children, young people and adults.

It also hosts community groups and other organisations at its building during the week.

Visit www.newsongbromsgrove.org.uk for more.

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