Sidmouth’s arboretum given hundreds of pounds thanks to Waitrose shoppers

PUBLISHED: 07:00 22 September 2018

Sidmouth Arboretum's treasurer, Ed Dolphin and chairman Jon Ball happily accepted a cheque from Waitrose Community Matters team for £298. Picture: Sidmouth Arboretum

Sidmouth Arboretum's treasurer, Ed Dolphin and chairman Jon Ball happily accepted a cheque from Waitrose Community Matters team for £298. Picture: Sidmouth Arboretum

Archant

Hundreds of pounds have been donated towards a charity dedicated to protecting the town’s beloved trees.

Sidmouth Arboretum’s treasurer Ed Dolphin and chairman Jon Ball happily accepted a cheque for £298 from the Waitrose Community Matters team.

Diana East, of Sidmouth Arboretum, said it was an excellent outcome and thanked the shoppers who voted for them with their green chips at Waitrose.

She added it was a welcome addition, as this autumn they wanted to start works, with the district council, to label some of the trees in Blackmore Gardens, at Knowle and on the town’s tree trail.

Some may even include QR codes to link them to the website where fuller details can be given about their history.

She said: “Labelling is an easy way to learn to identify trees, and encourages 
people to find out more about trees.”

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories

A petition calling for the return of Sidmouth’s railway link, five decades after its closure, has been launched.

Read more

A former town crier from Topsham who admitted causing the death of his partner in a road accident in which she fell out of her wheelchair, has been warned he faces jail.

Read more

Staff and students are raising the bar and expectations says Sidmouth College’s new principal as she completes her first half term in post.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:30

The Donkey Sanctuary says it is ready to go head-to-head with the best in the South West after reaching the finals of the Devon Tourism Awards.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

A range of unique views of Devon’s coast and beyond will be on show when three of Sidmouth’s leading artists host a special exhibition.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

A long standing men’s club that has brought retired and semi-retired business professionals together is to close after nearly four decades in the town.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:30

There were pyjamas, bed-times stories and plenty of laughs at a special fundraiser held by the Sidmouth guides.

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

A Sidmouth athlete has completed the equivalent of seven marathons in a week to raise more than £500 for a guide dog charity.

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Don’t miss our weekly round-up of photos from our readers.

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

A familiar face of the Manor Pavilion stage will be stopping by for lunch to help raise money for the Admiral Nurse Campaign.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 4°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sidmouth Herald twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy


Show Job Lists


Find planning applications