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Trees Planted To Commemorate The Commonwealth

21st November 2018 Broxtowe Borough Council, MP Anna Soubry, Upcoming Events Tags: , , 0 Comments

BROXTOWE SCHOOL CHILDREN will plant trees at Queen Elizabeth Park in Stapleford this week, as part of a project between Broxtowe Borough Council, The Woodland Trust and Broxtowe MP, the Rt. Hon Anna Soubry.

Pupils from various year groups at Fairfield’s Primary Academy will join the Mayor of Broxtowe, Councillor Derek Burnett BEM and Anna Soubry to plant the trees as part of the Queens Commonwealth Canopy, a network of global tree planting initiatives to mark Her Majesty’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.

Five of the trees have been donated by The Woodland Trust following an application made by Anna Soubry and will be planted, along with 95 additional trees supplied by the Council, as part of its plan to plant 1,000 new trees in the Borough every year for the next five years, as well as its wider Clean and Green Campaign and Pride in Parks scheme.

Dwarf daffodil bulbs will also be planted at the base of the trees to provide additional interest in years to come.

The Rt. Hon Anna Soubry MP said: “I’m delighted that Broxtowe will be part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy which has seen a network of forest conservation projects created across the 53 commonwealth countries. The trees will contribute to the excellent work that the council is already doing to plant more trees in Broxtowe and it is fitting that they will be used in Stapleford’s Queen Elizabeth Park.”

Acting Prinicpal at Fairfield Academy Phillipa Eade said ‘’Our Eco Monitors from the different classes have be chosen to help with the planting and are delighted to be taking part in such a worthwhile event contributing to our local community. Everyone at Fairfield is looking forward to seeing the trees and bulbs planted today grow and add an extra splash of colour to the park’’

Chair of the Leisure and Environment Committee at Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillor Shane Easom said: “When we were contacted by Anna Soubry’s office with news about the five trees for the Queens Commonwealth Canopy, it seemed very appropriate to plant these at Queen Elizabeth Park in Stapleford. The trees will also help build our annual target of planting 1,000 new trees in the Borough each year for the next 5 years and form part of the Council’s Clean and Green and Pride in Parks Initiatives.”

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