This weekend 18 volunteers from Boreham and beyond planted 1,000 tree whips to create more than 200 metres of new hedgerow and other habitat to help biodiversity and combat climate change. This is part of a Boreham Parish Council environmental project and was supported by the Essex Forest Initiative. A big thank you to all the volunteers who came out to plant trees. A special thank you too to local farmer David Bolton who did not hesitate to help when the lorry delivering our mulch got stuck in the mud. His tractor arrived within minutes and towed the lorry off the field. Brilliant!
Thank you to all who made this year’s Scarecrow Trail so special, including everyone who built a scarecrow. We had such a variety and such great humour. Thanks also to the businesses who supported us with sponsorship, prizes and scarecrow trail map sales (the Post Office, Twills, The Six Bells, A G Smiths Butchers, The Queen’s Head, Spar, Chelmer Marquees and the Co-Op). And thanks to everyone who bought a map. The trail has raised just over £1,000 which will be spent on biodiversity projects around Boreham.
The votes for favourite scarecrow and favourite scarecrow name are in and this year’s winners (against stiff competition) are:
First: Recycled in a roundabout way
Second: Winnie the Witch
Third: Crops and Robbers
First: Alice in Pumpkinland
Second: Scary Berry and Ghoul Hollywood
Third: Spongebob Scarepants
Congratulations everyone! More photos to follow…
Fancy a walk in Boreham but don’t know where the footpaths are?
You can view the footpath leaflet by clicking here: Boreham Parish Footpaths Map or you pick up a printed leaflet from the Parish Office, Boreham Village Hall.
More detailed information is available for each walk, by clicking on the links below:
The playground equipment is all closed to help prevent the spread of the CoronaVirus. The Parish Council have taped off all of the play equipment, but some of this has been removed and some are continuing to use it. We appreciate that most residents are taking a sensible approach but there are some who continue to ignore the guidelines. Unfortunately if we are unable to stop people from using the play equipment, we may be forced to reconsider the decision to leave the Recreation Ground open. This is for everyone’s health and well-being.
The Parish Council have been made aware on Facebook that there continues to be parents taking off the tape to allow children to play on the equipment. Government guidelines have instructed playground equipment to be closed as the virus is transmitted on surfaces where children have been playing. If you see anyone allowing their children to play on the equipment please call the Police on 101.