On Thursday 4th October the Market Bosworth Neighbourhood Forum held a launch event, hosted by Bosworth Hall Hotel, for the report of a walking survey of the important trees and hedgerows in the Parish carried out by 29 local volunteers between June and October 2017. Surveyors were photographed beneath a Yew Tree which is believed to be the oldest tree in the Parish.

A group of volunteers

A full account of the launch event can be read here: 2018 Oct. Tree Survey Report Mtg

The Survey Report records the location of trees and hedgerows valued as important by local residents. Data is presented in a format that can be easily used by planners, developers and land owners to make informed decisions regarding future building development and conservation of the rural landscape.

Mr John Wasteney, Chairman of Market Bosworth Parish Council praised the efforts of the project team and surveyors on this project which, in addition to gathering important reference data, illustrates the ‘volunteering spirit’ of local residents. The Neighbourhood Forum is investigating an opportunity to submit the survey report for the 2019 Royal Town Planning Institute National Awards in the category ‘Planning for the Natural Environment’.

The full Survey Report can be read/downloaded here: MBNF Tree and Hedgerow Survey 2018

Copies of the full report are also available to view in the Market Bosworth Parish Council Office and the Market Bosworth Community Library