A RING of oak trees could be planted around Accrington as part of a project to encourage the people of Hyndburn to respect the environment.
The idea is still in its initial stages following discussions between the Prospects Foundation and Hyndburn Council.
It is hoped that the project will be the beginning of a Prospects panel for Accrington as the previous one has been dormant for some time.
There are eight panels across the borough concentrating on environmental activities in each specific area.
The ring of trees idea came about as it is believed the town got its name from the phrase acorn-ring-town.
Although it is not yet decided how the project will be launched, the plan is to incorporate all of the wards in and around the town centre.
Prospects Foundation development manager Ellie Taylor said: “Everyone seems to really like the idea so we are hoping it will go ahead at some point in the Spring.
“We plan to talk with different community groups about the ideas we have, at the end of the day it is the public who will have the final say.
“Generally speaking, the people of Hyndburn are very good at supporting us and everyone is aware of the need to care for the environment. Residents are keen to be doing something, especially in the neigbourhood where they live.”
Anyone with ideas or suggestions for the project should contact Prospects on 380176.