Decision details

Green Space Enhancements – Residential Trees and Trees on Public Open Space, Towns Fund

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

The scheme will offer Hereford City based residents and organisations the offer of a free trees to be planted on their premises, within the City boundary.

Hereford City residents will be eligible for one tree per household and City based organisations will be eligible for up to five trees.

Applications for additional trees will be considered by exception as priority will be given to maximise the number of scheme beneficiaries and to increase tree canopy for public benefit.

The combined delivery of the Residential Tree and Trees on Public Open Space elements of the Green Space Enhancement project enables better value for money through single application process for both residents and also reduces the scheme administration.

The scheme and tree species available will be promoted through a dedicated webpage on the Council’s website which will include on online application form with FP Matthews.

These tree species are being stored by and will be posted directly to applicants by FP Matthews in order to mitigate the transmission risk of Covd-19.

Advice and guidance on suitability, planting and tree care will be provided to applicants by FP Matthews.

The procurement process was undertaken in line with the Council’s contract procedure rules with support from the Commercial Services Team.

Contact: Tara Roche Schiavon, Senior Project Manager Email: Tara.RocheSchiavon@herefordshire.gov.uk.

Publication date: 23/02/2021

Date of decision: 23/02/2021

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