City Insights

Restoring our Victorian heritage

By Jennifer Drury

 
Photo:Residents and members of Hove Civic Society with the Mayor of  Brighton and Hove, Councillor Lynda Hyde,(centre) and Councillors Gill Mitchell and Garry Peltzer-Dunn (far right)

Residents and members of Hove Civic Society with the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Lynda Hyde,(centre) and Councillors Gill Mitchell and Garry Peltzer-Dunn (far right)

┬ęTony Mould: images copyright protected

More street trees for Hove

This year residents in Shakespeare Street and Coleridge Street will benefit from the street tree planting project initiated by Hove Civic Society. Some 18 street trees will be planted in the two roads. The project is part of the campaign for more street trees in Hove,  Restoring our Victorian Street Tree Heritage, started by Hove Civic Society in 2012. So far seventy street trees have been planted under the campaign.

No more council support

The Society works with local residents who are keen to see street trees in their road. A coordinator in each street works with neighbours to get signatures and contributions to the planting, with Hove Civic Society funding the remainder. The Council’s arboricultural section then plants the trees. This year is the last time that the City Council will undertake the planting of trees and also the last year that the council will provide matched funding. Hove Civic Society is currently considering ways of continuing the campaign.

Essential part of our heritage

Helmut Lusser, Chairman of Hove Civic Society said: Hove needs street trees and we must work hard to ensure that we don’t lose this essential part of our heritage. With the council abandoning new street tree planting it is up to local residents and businesses to step in and find ways to make sure we continue to plant new trees for the future of Hove.

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