Ermine Street, Alconbury

As part of the larger Alconbury development for Urban and Civic in Cambridgeshire Whiting were recently contracted to bulk up planting around what is to be the new site entrance. The Alconbury project as a whole includes new housing, a school, a business sector and green spaces but the Ermine Street scheme involved planting up the road side of the development.

Co ordinated jointly by Urban and Civic, the Local Authority and Whiting over 50 volunteers of all ages turned up to help, following the previous success of a community planting day three years ago.

Split into teams the volunteers were charged with digging holes, planting small trees and installing rabbit guards and by the end of the day in excess of 1,000 items had been planted.