Waitrose celebrates 75 years with trees in Weybridge
7:00am Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
Waitrose has donated 12 new trees in Weybridge, with Elmbridge Council funding the planting.
The new ornamental trees have been planted in Churchfields and Oatlands recreation grounds, as well as the Cricket Way open space.
The donation also includes a selection of traditional apple trees which have found a home in the Churchfields Meadow, soon to be opened to the public.
The Weybridge branch of the supermarket contributed the 12 trees from its nursery at the Leckford Estate, Hampshire, to celebrate the 75th anniversary as part of the John Lewis Partnership.
Paul Povey, branch manager of Waitrose Weybridge, said: “We are delighted to be doing something positive in the local community, as well as having something longstanding to commemorate this milestone.
“It was an activity that all of our partners could get involved with and great fun too.”
Councillor Jan Fuller, portfolio holder for leisure and culture, said: “We are extremely grateful to Waitrose for their contribution to the Weybridge community.
“The generous donation will leave a mark on the local area and contribute towards residents and generations enjoying a better environment.”