Council steps in to help out Christmas tree recycling scheme

Planning and Environment
16:38, Thursday, 25th January 2024

Over 350 Christmas trees have been collected by the council’s neighbourhood services team to support Lindsey Lodge Hospice.  

Every year for the past three years, the neighbourhood services team has gone out during the first week in January to collect Christmas trees from homes across North Lincolnshire to support Lindsey Lodge Hospice’s fundraising efforts.  

This year the team have helped raised £3,500 for the hospice which provides care for adults with life limiting illnesses and aims to provide specialist palliative care for day and inpatients.  

The trees have been shredded and mulched, which will be used on park beds and woodlands.  

Cllr Neil Poole, cabinet member for environment operations, said: 

“Well done to the team for once again dedicating time to help such a worthy cause and raising an incredible £3,500!  

“Not only have they collected hundreds of Christmas trees to help Lindsey Lodge Hospice, but they have also put the trees to good use by recycling them for use on park beds and woodlands across North Lincolnshire, which will help with conservation.” 

Selina Doyle, Community Fundraiser at Lindsey Lodge Hospice, said: 

“We are so grateful for the support of our local council and the green spaces team. 

“They have worked incredibly hard, in very cold weather, to ensure our Treecycling scheme was another outstanding success, collecting 350 trees in just a few days and raising an incredible £3,500 for Lindsey Lodge Hospice. 

“Our Treecycling service could not go ahead without the fantastic support we get from our supporters, North Lincolnshire Council and our team.  The money made will help massively towards caring for patients with life limiting illnesses from the local area and will help to ensure we are here for those who need to access our services. Thank you.”