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Hinckley & Bosworth Free Tree Scheme launches for 2023

Image of school students and Hinckley & Rugby Building Society colleagues holding tree saplings.

Hinckley and Rugby Building Society donates £5,000 as lead sponsor of the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council Free Tree Scheme.

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council has teamed up with Hinckley and Rugby Building Society and the National Forest Company to offer the trees.

Over 29,000 tree saplings and hedging are available to residents, schools, community groups, town, and parish councils as well as charities and businesses to help make the borough a greener and cleaner place to be. Those in the community are invited to apply for free trees to help make the borough a greener place to be and to help fight climate change.

There is a choice of tree, all small cell grown plants sourced from the UK: silver birch, crab apple, field maple and hazel. And due to popular demand from last year, there are also five metre hedging packs.

Cllr Lynda Hodgkins, Executive Member for Street Scene Services said:

“We are extremely grateful to Hinckley & Rugby Building Society and the National Forest for sponsoring this scheme, which will help to make the borough a greener and more beautiful place to be. All ages and abilities can get involved to plant and care for a tree. Don’t miss out, order a tree today.”

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society is committed to identifying ways to reduce its carbon footprint and are championing climate change initiatives within their business. Not only this, but the Society also chairs the Hinckley & Bosworth Business Climate Forum, which works with other local businesses to share ideas and knowledge about reducing the environmental impact of our businesses, and continues to investigate new and innovative ways to support its members and local communities.

Colin Fyfe, CEO of Hinckley & Rugby Building Society said:

“We are proud to again be the lead sponsor of this excellent initiative, which highlights our ongoing commitment to fighting climate change and improving the local environment. Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has a strong tradition of supporting local good causes, including volunteering our time in the community (1,200 hours last year), and we are delighted to be involved in this project.”

Saplings and hedging can be ordered online at www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/freetrees/

Whether it’s installing solar panels at our Head office, retrofitting, providing green mortgages for our members, or educating children in local schools on sustainability, the Society has a climate strategy leading the way in the financial industry. Find out more about Sustainability at the Society.