“It’s great to see the children getting involved in something that benefits the environment,”
Jane Worsdale, head teacher of Dussindale Primary, said: “This is a lovely opportunity for our children to be involved in a community activity and play a role in celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee. The event also coincides with an ‘Eco Day’ planned by our pupils’ Eco Group, so it also fits perfectly with a very relevant school activity.”
It is the first phase of the project – a partnership between Norfolk County Council, Broadland District Council and Thorpe St Andrew Town Council – which aims to see trees planted all the way up to Plumstead Road. It is also hoped the new trees will make Dussindale Drive safer, in line with a county council trial which showed that trees can have a beneficial effect in reducing vehicle speeds as it helps reduce drivers’ peripheral vision.
Deputy leader of the county council, Ian Mackie, who is overseeing the council’s jubilee activities, said: “This project was part of a planned tree planting programme and will make Dussindale Drive a very attractive road. One of the reasons behind the scheme is to help make the road safer for drivers and pedestrians, particularly for children heading to the primary school.”
Our source at Morton Solutions said, “It’d be great to see more schemes like this across the country. As much as it is nice to see children celebrate the Diamond Jubilee in a beneficial way, it would be great if events like this were more common.”