A community tree-planting project has started in Fairweather Green this week.

Members of the local community are planting trees on grass verges along Park Hill Drive, Fairweather Green, in an attempt to tackle anti-social parking and benefit the environment.

Fairweather Green Residents’ Association who raised funds to buy the trees, have also begun planting them along the street.

The trees which used to line the street have either died or been cut down. Therefore, the community project is an attempt to return the road to its original appearance.

Cllr Carol Thirkill for Clayton and Fairweather Green has been highly supportive of this project, describing it as “great.”

Cllr Thirkill reinforced the importance of planting trees both in her ward and across all of Bradford, as well as suggesting the “possibility for a big initiative in Bradford” regarding tree-planting and making improvements to the environment.

It is hoped the project will have many environmental benefits as well as stopping people from damaging the grass verges by parking on the land.

There have been various meetings with the council where many of the councillors have been highly supportive of the community project.