Donation of trees after vandalism


The local community have come together to ensure 30 trees which were vandalised at Charnwood Water have been replaced.

Park rangers who work for the borough Council’s open spaces partner Idverde discovered the trees, which had been planted a couple of months ago, had been either uprooted or broken in early January.

The trees were originally planted by members of the Gurdwara Sahib temple to celebrate 550 years of the birth Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.

After seeing the damage, local business Coles Nurseries offered to replace the trees free of charge. Members of the Gurdwara Sahib temple in Loughborough recently returned to Charnwood Water to plant the new donated trees.

Cllr Jenny Bokor, lead member for Loughborough said: “It was clearly disappointing to see these newly planted trees subject to vandalism. The trees had been donated by a community group who wanted to help make our borough even greener.

“I’d like to thank Coles Nurseries for kindly donating the new trees which has enabled members of the Gurdwara Sahib temple in Loughborough to replant the area. It’s excellent to see the local community working together.

Vince Edwards, customer development manager at Coles Nursery said: “having supplied the trees to the council and then to hear about the vandalism, we were happy to assist with the free replacements. We would like to say well done to the volunteers for all of their hard work on replanting them.”