Tree Planting on Great Portland Street
ISH were thrilled to have been able to be involved in such a worthwhile community activity as the tree planting ceremony that it celebrated in Great Portland Street. The event was to mark the unveiling of two chanticleer pear trees, sponsored by ISH and Pizza Express, at the north end of the street. The trees were planted in association with the Westminster Tree Trust, which has been planting trees to make London’s neighbourhoods more pleasant for over 25 years.
The Vice Chair of the Westminster Tree Trust, Moy Scott and Councillor Harvey Marshall unveiled the plaques alongside the Executive Director Peter Anwyl from International Students House and Marco Bellisai Area Director for Pizza Express. The photo opportunities were endless and when everyone was invited into Pizza Express for coffee, pastries and pizza making, it sealed the event as a memorable community morning.
The project is a joint initiative by Westminster City Council, Westminster Tree Trust and the W1W Tree Planting Initiative, a local community organisation – residents, residents’ associations, businesses and other commercial organisations – that relies on volunteers to raise funds for the trees and planting work.
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