125 trees planted in the community to celebrate 125 years in business by Bennetts Funeral Directors
The Mayor of Basildon Councillor Don Morris was joined by Cllr Peter Bowditch from Billericay Town Council and Jane Bennett of Bennetts Funeral Directors to plant cherry trees at Lake Meadows Park in Billericay in March earlier this year.
Bennetts Funeral Directors have sponsored the Cherry Tree Project 2016 to celebrate 125 years in business by planting 125 trees in various sites in the Billericay and Brentwood areas. The planting of 25 ornamental cherry trees in Lake Meadows Park is part of this project and will make an elegant and impressive spring display by creating an imposing new avenue of trees in this popular park.
The 40-acre park is owned and managed by Basildon Council and is supported by the Town Council and The Friends of Lake Meadows.
Cllr Don Morris said, ‘I am extremely pleased to have supported Bennetts Funeral Directors and helped plant a new tree in this popular park. With the new trees surrounding the lake area it will make an impressive sight when they are established and are in full bloom. This is a very good initiative by a local family business which Basildon Council is pleased to support.’
As a business we considered it important to celebrate our 125 years in business in a manner which would prove to have longevity by benefiting the residents of Billericay and Brentwood. We chose tree planting in particular as timber has always been so important to our profession and personally I feel that too many trees are felled, for whatever reason and not replaced that we should play our part in enhancing the environment in which we live, work and play.
Having now secured the planting of over 100 trees in Brentwood and Billericay Schools, Parks and various Community areas for all to enjoy, including Epping Ongar Railway we are on target to reach our 125 trees planted in celebration of the 125 years of service to all our families.