This morning Town Mayor, Cllr Sandra Coleman led a tree planting ceremony at New Street Common in Memory of Queen Elizabeth II, and as an addition to The Queen’s Green Canopy.
The English Oak Tree was planted using compost made from flowers that were left in memory of the Queen at the Millennium Garden during the national period of mourning. We are very grateful to allotment holder Charlie Withers for making the compost over the past few months in preparation for today.
We would also like to thank members of Field Reeves who granted permission for the tree to be planted on New Street Common.
The 16th March falls in the same week as Commonwealth day, which feels like an appropriate time for the planting ceremony, given her late Majesty’s years of service as Head of the Commonwealth