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InStep plant trees to celebrate 10th anniversary

Mansfield's walking for health group InStep celebrated their 10th anniversary during National Tree Week by planting 60 saplings to form a new hedge at Oakham Nature Reserve, off Bleak Hills Lane, Mansfield.

InStep joined members of the Friends of Greenwood Community Forum and the Maun Conservation Group to to help create the Greenwood Community Forest. Mansfield District Council helped the groups to determine the appropriate home for the new hedge.

A royal oak was also planted to celebrate the Queen's jubilee celebrations.

InStep Chair, Sheelagh Holland, welcomed everyone to the tree planting event and said: "InStep now has over 30 walks all within 10 miles of Mansfield Market Place. This year we are proud to announce our 500th walk member. Planting trees on one of our regular walks will help to celebrate our 10th anniversary"

Colin Etches, Chair of the Maun Conservation Group, thanked InStep for inviting the group to take part. He said: "We have had a wonderful morning planting trees in National Tree Week. Hopefully, the trees will be around for a long time and InStep can keep an eye on them as they lead their walk on Oakham."

Mansfield InStep is a vibrant and friendly group and new members are always welcome. Anyone can join and people keen to improve their health can just turn up. All walks are free. Details of the three weekly InStep walks are included in the Chad.

For further information contact jane@kockum.co.uk.

Published 28 November 2012

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