Tree Wardens

Cllr Keith Panter

The Tree Warden Scheme is a national initiative to enable people to play an active role in conserving and enhancing their local trees and woods. The scheme was founded and is co-ordinated by The Tree Council.
Tree Wardens are volunteers, appointed by parish councils or other community organisations, who gather information about their local trees, get involved in local tree matters and encourage local practical projects related to the trees and woods.
What Tree Wardens Do

Tree Wardens need not be tree experts, only enthusiasts.
The Tree Council provides each Tree Warden with a Handbook that covers all the basics they will need to get started and all the networks provide training and run induction days. Courses cover topics such as:
  • surveying woodland and non-woodland trees
  • summer and winter tree identification
  • tree planting and aftercare
  • woodland ecology and management
  • seed collection
  • tree law.
Tree Wardens are supported in their work by their parish council or community group, which in turn will look to the Local Authority for help in matters which are beyond its resources.
The tasks in which The Tree Council recommend that a Tree Warden might become involved fall within four broad headings:
  • gathering information
  • local liaison
  • practical projects
  • protecting trees.
For more information on what Tree Wardens do and to contact your local network, go to the Tree warden network pages.

  The Joshua Tylers Charity

Cllr Butroid and Cllr Youngman

 The Joshua Tyler Charity supports children and young people in the former parishes of Morton or Thonock. You can apply to Joshua Tyler Trust if you fulfil the following criteria:
  • You are on a low income or in receipt of benefits and your children live in Morton or Thonock and/or your children attend Morton School.
  • You need help towards the cost of school uniform for your child/children who attends Morton School
  • You are a student living in the area of Morton or Thonock and are aged under 21 and require help with regard to educational purposes such as purchase of books or other materials relating to a course, or travel expenses.
The Trustees welcome applications and you should contact Mrs. M Bradley – Clerk at Burton & Dyson, Solicitors, 22 Market Place, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 2BZ. Telephone No 01427 610761 for an application form.
 Grants available for residents of Morton & Thonock
The Joshua Tyler Charity was set up to provide financial help to people on low income or in receipt of benefits, living in Morton or Thonock. If you have a child or children who attend Morton Trentside School you may also be eligible to apply.
Grants are available for a wide range of needs. Some examples are:
  • Help with the cost of school uniforms
  • Purchasing books and educational materials
Grants are also available to people under the age of 21 who need financial assistance with their educational needs.
Contact the clerk for an application form and more information on how the Joshua Tyler Charity could help you
There is no date fixed for the next meeting.
Mrs M Bradley—Clerk to the Joshua Tyler Charity c/o Burton & Dyson Solicitors
22 Market Place, Gainsborough DN21 2BZ
01427 610 761
Registered Charity Nos. 527691 and 217594

Village hall

Cllr Bruce Allison