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Swaffham cadets, school pupils and Scouts helped plant 315 saplings at Orford Road





Enthusiastic youngsters rolled up their sleeves as part of a project to put more greenery into their town.

Scouts, Beavers, police cadets and army cadets from Swaffham congregated at land off Orford Road last weekend to plant a wide variety of saplings.

A total of 315 young trees were put in place after being handed over by the Woodland Trust, with pupils from Heartwood CE VC Primary School also helping out.

Scouts, Beavers, police cadets and army cadets were on hand to plant the saplings. Pictures: Ian Burt
Scouts, Beavers, police cadets and army cadets were on hand to plant the saplings. Pictures: Ian Burt

The project came about after Swaffham councillors suggested they would like to see more green spaces created around the town, contrasting nicely with the busy market areas.

Phoebe Harrison, community engagement officer at Swaffham Town Council, said the youngsters were happy to roll up their sleeves and “muck in” to plant the saplings.

“They genuinely were such a great bunch of kids,” she said.

Scouts, Beavers, police cadets and army cadets were on hand to plant the saplings. Pictures: Ian Burt
Scouts, Beavers, police cadets and army cadets were on hand to plant the saplings. Pictures: Ian Burt

“They felt very proud of themselves.”

Scouts, Beavers, police cadets and army cadets were on hand to plant the saplings. Pictures: Ian Burt
Scouts, Beavers, police cadets and army cadets were on hand to plant the saplings. Pictures: Ian Burt
Scouts, Beavers, police cadets and army cadets were on hand to plant the saplings. Pictures: Ian Burt
Scouts, Beavers, police cadets and army cadets were on hand to plant the saplings. Pictures: Ian Burt
Youngsters rolled up their sleeves to plant the saplings in Swaffham. Pictures: Ian Burt
Youngsters rolled up their sleeves to plant the saplings in Swaffham. Pictures: Ian Burt
Scouts, Beavers, police cadets and army cadets were on hand to plant the saplings. Pictures: Ian Burt
Scouts, Beavers, police cadets and army cadets were on hand to plant the saplings. Pictures: Ian Burt
Youngsters rolled up their sleeves to plant the saplings in Swaffham. Pictures: Ian Burt
Youngsters rolled up their sleeves to plant the saplings in Swaffham. Pictures: Ian Burt
Big smiles from the helpers. Picture: Swaffham Town Council
Big smiles from the helpers. Picture: Swaffham Town Council
The saplings were planted on land at Orford Road. Pictures: Ian Burt
The saplings were planted on land at Orford Road. Pictures: Ian Burt
Youngsters rolled up their sleeves to plant the saplings in Swaffham. Pictures: Ian Burt
Youngsters rolled up their sleeves to plant the saplings in Swaffham. Pictures: Ian Burt
Youngsters rolled up their sleeves to plant the saplings in Swaffham. Pictures: Ian Burt
Youngsters rolled up their sleeves to plant the saplings in Swaffham. Pictures: Ian Burt
Scouts, Beavers, police cadets and army cadets were on hand to plant the saplings. Pictures: Ian Burt
Scouts, Beavers, police cadets and army cadets were on hand to plant the saplings. Pictures: Ian Burt
Scouts, Beavers, police cadets and army cadets were on hand to plant the saplings. Pictures: Ian Burt
Scouts, Beavers, police cadets and army cadets were on hand to plant the saplings. Pictures: Ian Burt
Youngsters rolled up their sleeves to plant the saplings in Swaffham. Pictures: Ian Burt
Youngsters rolled up their sleeves to plant the saplings in Swaffham. Pictures: Ian Burt
Youngsters rolled up their sleeves to plant the saplings in Swaffham. Pictures: Ian Burt
Youngsters rolled up their sleeves to plant the saplings in Swaffham. Pictures: Ian Burt

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