More green in the village

Pupils from Galleywood Infants and St Michael’s Junior School were joined by villagers and parish councillors in planting 150 beech trees in Watchouse Road next to the Social club. The project was funded by the parish council and the borough council. Parish council chairman John Turkentine said ‘In future years this will not only enhance the appearance of this busy crossroads and screen the car parking area, but provide a green corridor and a haven for wildlife.’ The teachers encouraged the children to ask questions not only about the natural history, but also about the rich heritage of Galleywood and in particular about the bricks they had to remove from the soil before planting. Many of these were locally made in the late 19th and early 20th century on Galleywood Common