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Burleys plants tree to mark Merstham housing estate’s 60th birthday

Burleys plants tree to mark Merstham housing estate’s 60th birthday image

Burleys joined Raven Housing Trust to plant a tree in the centre of a Merstham housing estate to mark the development’s 60th anniversary.

The ceremony echoed one carried out when the estate was built for the local council back in 1959 – and was attended by some of its first residents.

Mayor of Reigate and Banstead, Coun Keith Foreman, senior neighbourhood warden Glyn Elliot and his mother, who was one of the original residents, were among VIPs at the event.

Burleys, which has been maintaining the grounds in the area for the Raven Housing Trust for the past decade, supplied and delivered the Indian Bean Tree. It also provided the manpower to plant it in the form of arboricultural surveyor Mark Cassidy and arboricultural specialist Dave McCaffrey.

Raven Housing Trust spokesman Jordon Guenigault said: “We want to thank Burleys and the TCL group for their hard work and time they committed to make this project happen.

“Burleys supplied the tree, arranged delivery, and provided the management team to make sure the tree was planted correctly. Without them, this project would not have been possible.
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Burleys is involved in a number of community activities with the Raven Housing Trust and recently created a tree bench on a green area outside the home of a seven-year-old girl who wanted to transform the area into a wildlife haven.