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TREE PLANTING MARTINS FARM


On the 5th March 2002 St. Osyth Parish Council were invited by Essex County Council to plant a copse of some 300 trees on the site of the old Martins Farm Landfill Site on the Colchester Road. Tipping was stopped on this site some time ago and tip was capped. The land has been reclaimed and the clay capping, which varies in depth has been covered with layers of soil all over the site.
We were quite delighted when Kay Twitchen, the member of the County Council responsible for sites such as Martins Farm arrived. She congratulated the Parish on the large number attending, which was between 45 –50 persons and wished the venture every success.

Michael Talbot, Parish Chairman was heard to observe “That we expect nothing less than good support when we ask for it in St. Osyth!”


This area will be known as the Martin’s Farm Country Park, and we are appreciative of the huge effort put in by the County Council to convert, what was an eyesore, to a potential amenity for many residents and visitors to Tendring. Our understanding is that once all the work is completed the area will be handed over to Tendring District Council and St. Osyth Parish Council to manage for the community.



Peter Spurrier was Project Officer for Martins Farm and with Crispin Downs has been in charge of work on the site and through them, Brenda Lord who is responsible for our Parish Trees, was asked if she wanted to organise a tree-planting day on site. Brenda readily accepted and the event was publicised in the Parish Magazine's last two issues. Brenda also invited our Village Primary School to send some help, which dully arrived.



County staff had marked out the Area for us, with different protection shields indicating where different species of trees were to be planted. From the start, when we met at 1.30 p.m. to the finish at 2.25 p.m. everybody turned to and got on with the job in hand. There were too many well know villagers to mention any by name, but you may spot someone you know in a photograph!
5-3-02
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