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Barry residents receive Christmas tree donation from local housebuilder

Parc Fferm Wen residents collecting their Christmas tree saplings

Barratt Developments has donated Christmas tree saplings to residents at its Parc Fferm Wen development in St Athan — encouraging families to enjoy a more sustainable Christmas this year.

It is hoped that the trees will grow to be enjoyed on the development for years to come, with the potential to be used as the annual Christmas tree of residents — thereby lessening the number of trees cut down each year.

What’s more, with each sapling planted this festive season, more carbon dioxide will be removed from the air with oxygen released in its place — creating a cleaner and healthier atmosphere for all.

Residents have also received a list of further small acts of sustainability which could be adopted for a more environmentally-friendly Christmas — such as making handmade Christmas cards, purchasing gifts from local businesses, and wrapping gifts with recycled paper or magazines.

Richard Lawson, Sales Director for Barratt Developments South Wales, said: “We strive to bring sustainability to our communities through everything we do — and what better time to do so than Christmas?

“During the past year, we have successfully enhanced biodiversity in a number of ways across South Wales, from incorporating Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems at 71 percent of our developments to creating 13.6 hectares of greenspace — the equivalent of nineteen football pitches!

“We hope families will enjoy making their very own green contribution this December with a memento that can bring them joy for Christmases to come. From all at Barratt Developments South Wales, we’d like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.”

To find out more about the remaining homes at Parc Fferm Wen, please visit: https://www.barratthomes.co.uk/new-homes/[email protected]/

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