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Update on Tree planting & Toposcope

By John Pittwood - Posted on 07 June 2018

The Cleaners

~~Kinver Rotary Club has received high praise and recognition for its involvement in the Rotary movement’s international effort to plant 1.2million trees in 2018 – one for every member of every club worldwide.

Although the Kinver club membership is 44, it joined an initiative from the National Trust and the Woodland Trust to plant 350 saplings on Kinver Edge, and enlisted the help of pupils from Brindley Heath junior school to carry out the planting.

As a result, the club was highly commended in a nationwide competition, receiving a £50 cheque and framed certificate from Rotary’s Rodney Huggins Environmental Award scheme.

In another location on Kinver Edge, three club members carried buckets of warm water to the highest point on the beauty spot to clean the Toposcope that was sited there in 1990 and refurbished four years ago.  Scrubbing brushes, washing up liquid and elbow grease were used to remove the sand and dust from the engraved surface and restore the Indian marble masterpiece to its former glory.

Pix show Community Services Committee chairman Nick Geoghegan with the highly commended certificate and Nick Geoghegan, Bob Hemming and Mike Deathridge cleaning the toposcope.

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