Tree-mendous success for chipping service
Residents in West Oxfordshire have been praised for taking along more than 800 Christmas trees for recycling at free chipping sessions organised by the District Council.
A total of 12.2 tonnes of wood chippings were collected from approximately 815 real Christmas trees during the sessions at various locations across the District earlier this month – an impressive 2 tonnes more than in January 2006.
All of the chippings will be used to create eco-friendly biomass (energy). According to Goodwood Tree Care, who kindly donated chippers for the service, the tree chippings collected in West Oxfordshire would provide enough energy to heat and light an average home for three months.
Cllr David Harvey, Cabinet Member for Environment, said: "Residents deserve praise for helping to achieve this and, in doing so, diverting hundreds of Christmas trees from landfill.
"It is great to see people taking advantage of this free service and I would like to thank Goodwood Tree Care for their support, as well as Council staff who helped to run the sessions. We hope we can continue to build on this success next year."
Sessions were held on 6th January in Charlbury, Eynsham and Woodstock, and on 7th January in Carterton, Chipping Norton and Witney.
Other recent Witney news items
A children's charity has been given a boost of more than £3,000 thanks to a special fundraising event. Helen and Douglas House in Oxford, which offers respite and end of life care for children, yo...[more]
A photographic exhibition celebrating the mature dancer is to go on display in Witney. Joie de Vivre is a collection of images designed to showcase the beauty and vitality of older dancers with th...[more]
With local elections taking place in just a few weeks, voters in Oxfordshire are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote and are able to take part on polling day, Thursday 4 May. The c...[more]