Continuing the Legacy of Investing in Local Communities and Environments
Continuing the Legacy of Investing in Local Communities and Environments I had the honour of attending the opening of the Tree Trail at Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens. SEGRO supported the creation of the tree trail through its Centenary Fund, and it is a great demonstration of investing in our local communities and environment.
The memorial gardens have a strong link with Slough Trading Estate as they are situated on land bought by Sir Noel Mobbs in 1928 to prevent the development of housing alongside the local church. The gardens opened in 1935, and the Mobbs family continue to support the gardens to this day.
It was a privilege to meet with a member of the Mobbs family, Sandra Greenslade along with the local Mayors of Slough and Burnham, joining together in celebrating this tranquil space created to benefit the surrounding communities.
The tree trail will allow visitors to take in the beauty and diversity of its trees, some of which are over 450 years old. The trail takes you to 30 of the 450 trees in the gardens, providing detail about that tree via a QR code positioned on an oak post.
SEGRO also supported the creation of a tree trail at Burnham Park, again serving the local communities of Slough and Burnham. The tree trail here has seen great use over the last year when lockdown has seen many families and community members confined to their local area, relying on whatever green space they can to support their mental health and well-being.
The tree trail initiative was brought to our attention by a local community partner, and the hope is that it can be replicated in other community spaces.
James Craddock is Managing Director, Thames Valley, SEGRO