In one last hurrah before he retires as a Councillor, Harry Eaglestone’s hard work and determination has led to trees being planted back into Edington Square in Deer Park, Witney.
Several trees were dug up in Edington Square in Deer Park many years ago due to disease and vandalism. However, after a few months of discussions between Cllr Harry Eaglestone and West Oxfordshire District Council Officers, several trees have been planted outside the shops, nursery and physiotherapist in Deer Park, West Witney.
Cllr Harry Eaglestone said, “Before I retire as a Councillor I wanted to be able to give something physical back to the community one last time. Many years ago some of the trees in Edington Square had to be removed due to vandalism and disease, so I thought it would be wonderful if we could replace them after all these years. I’ve had a fantastic time representing West Witney as a Councillor since 2007, having served as Mayor of Witney and more recently Chairman of West Oxfordshire District Council, I believe now is time for someone else to take on this honour of representing such a great part of our town .”
Cllr Thomas Ashby who’s also a Councillor for West Witney said, “Harry’s hard work over the last few week as has really paid off. I remember as a child when these trees were removed and it really took some of the character away from the area, so I am delighted that new trees have been planted in their place. This is just another example of how we are delivering a positive boost to biodiversity here in West Witney.”