Fylde tree collection aids dune preservation

Coun Tony Ford collecting Christmas trees
Coun Tony Ford collecting Christmas trees

Fylde Liberal Democrats will be out and about offering their free kerbside Christmas tree collection service in St Annes for a seventh year.

Party volunteers, led by Coun Tony Ford, collected some 375 trees last year, up 40 on the previous year, and the collection service will be available again from next Thursday, January 7, through until the following Sunday.All the collected trees will be used to protect and stabilise the St Annes sand dunes and Coun Ford said: “The trees help trap windblown sand and eventually vegetation will take a hold and so help to stabilise the sand.

Regular visitors to the beach will have seen how successful the scheme is and a consultant’s report earlier in the year praised the ‘stabilisation’ work

Coun Tony Ford

“Regular visitors to the beach will have seen how successful the scheme is and a consultant’s report earlier in the year praised the ‘stabilisation’ work.”

Anyone in St Annes who wants their tree collecting should text 07831 415482, email tonyford19@gmail.com or phone 713885 to arrange collection. Meanwhile, Fylde Council has increased the number of collection points for discarded real Christmas trees this year from five to 15 across Fylde.

n Trees can be taken between today and Thursday, January 14 to: St Paul’s Avenue car park, Fairhaven; Mill Street car park, Kirkham; Lowther Gardens, Lytham; North Beach car park, St Annes; Staining Village Hall; Stanner Bank car park, Fairhaven; Rawstorne car park, Freckleton; Station car park, Lytham; Newton Village Hall car park, Vicarage Lane; Newton Hall Park, School Lane, Newton; The Plough car park, Staining; Fairhaven Road car park, St Annes; Eagle and Child car park, Weeton; Fleetwood Road Playing Fields car park, Wesham; Wrea Green 
Institute car park, Wrea Green.