17-Dec-2019

Huntingdonshire District Council is supporting the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH) Christmas tree recycling scheme.

Residents of Huntingdon, St Ives and surrounding villages are being offered a hassle-free recycling method. In exchange for a voluntary donation, EACH Volunteers will be collecting trees in the PE27, PE28 and PE29 postcode areas between 8am and 5pm on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 January in the New Year.

To ensure trees are picked up, residents are asked to request a collection and make a donation, if they wish to, at Just HelpingRegistration closes on Wednesday 8 January 2020.

This partnership brings together volunteers from Highways England, vehicles provided by Huntingdonshire District Council and chipping via John Talbot Tree Surgery to support this worthwhile cause.

EACH offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and supports families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. They offer families flexibility and control over where they receive their care and support, including where their child dies; at home, in a hospital or at one of three hospices at Milton (Cambridge), The Nook (Norfolk) and The Treehouse (Ipswich).

Cllr Marge Beuttell, whose executive responsibilities include Operations and Environment, said: "We are delighted to be able to support this great cause. This scheme will give residents an opportunity to dispose of their real Christmas Trees for recycling and support a local charity."