Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, was joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Southend, along with local Conservative Councillors, as he planted a tree in Chalkwell Park.
On 7th October, a national group arranged for each MP to be given a tree as part of their campaign to ‘re-forest the planet’. The following day, Sir David tweeted that he hoped to plant the Beech Tree in his constituency. On Saturday 26th October, the tree was planted in Chalkwell Park.
Estimates indicate that more than 1 billion new trees need to be planted in the coming decades.
Following the planting, Sir David said “Campaigns to make our nation greener are growing, and I was honoured to receive this tree on behalf of the people of Southend West. I am glad that the tree has now been planted in a prominent place in our community.”