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January 19 2015.

Town Mayor, Councillor Judith Ost planted three trees in the road island at The Rose Walk last week to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. The trees, a whitebeam and two ornamental cherry trees, will form a living reminder of the lives lost 100 years ago. An anodised aluminium plaque records the planting.

Local resident Paul Farley approached the town council to ask whether it would be possible for trees to be planted at this location. Two trees had been planted there in 1953 to celebrate the Queen’s coronation, but had been removed in recent years after they became damaged. Paul felt that it was important that the trees should be replaced and that they would form a lasting legacy for the town.

There have been a lot of trees planted in Newhaven recently by East Sussex County Council as mitigation for the incinerator, but are there any other locations which might benefit from a tree or two? The town council has limited funds, but is always willing to consider suggestions from local residents, so if, like Paul, you have a good idea let Jacky Cole, the Clerk to the Council know at