Ceremonial tree planted near Lutterworth to mark Platinum Jubilee - The Rugby Observer
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18th Aug, 2022

Ceremonial tree planted near Lutterworth to mark Platinum Jubilee

A CEREMONIAL tree has been planted near Lutterworth as part of a special initiative commemorating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

A special Queen Elizabeth Acer tree was planted at the public park in Devitt Way, Broughton Astley as part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative.

The National Association of Civic Officers (NACO) invited Civic Leaders across the country to plant a tree on March 11 to mark the 70th day of the year in which The Queen celebrates the 70th anniversary of her accession.

Harborough District Council’s (HDC) Vice-Chairman, Coun Neil Bannister, planted the tree.

He said: “This is a really unique initiative and I was delighted to be joined by a ward councillor, members of Broughton Astley Parish Council and volunteers to plant this special tree. The Platinum Jubilee is a hugely significant occasion and it is really exciting that so many trees are being planted across the district, and the UK, which is also great for wildlife and the environment.”

Also at the ceremony was Joe Johnson who – along with fellow volunteers from Broughton Astley Volunteer Group (BAVG) and Harborough Woodland Community Volunteers – has planted an additional 2,500 tree and hedge whips in Broughton Astley and surrounding villages since last November.

They were joined by South Leicestershire MP Alberto Costa, who said: “The Queen has devoted her life to civic duty and has always been steadfast in her dedication and service to our country, and in the 70th year of her reign it is right that we give thanks and show our appreciation for many tireless years on the throne.”

As part of its commemorations for the Platinum Jubilee, HDC has been planting 70 trees across the district.

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