Tag: Queen Elizabeth Park
AN OAK SAPLING, grown from an acorn from the world famous Major Oak tree was planted last week in Stapleford.
Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Graham Harvey joined Norman Lewis MBE, Vice Patron of Sherwood
Forest Trust to plant the sapling in Queen Elizabeth II Park, Toton Lane, Stapleford to mark the end of 2016, the Queen’s 90th year.
The sapling was one of a number grown by Mr Lewis, who also has local links with the Friends of Toton Fields
Dr Patrick Candler, Chief Executive of the Trust said: “This is a wonderful way to end 2016 by planting
a sapling that comes from a tree more than 1,000 years old. This tree could well be alive in Queen Elizabeth II Park 1,000 years from now. It is also appropriate that Norman Lewis helped to plant the tree as his expert knowledge, care and attention that enabled
the sapling to grow from a small acorn’.
The Sherwood Forest Trust also helped with heather seed for heathland restoration projects at the Hemlock
Stone, Bramcote Hills Park and Bramcote Ridge and Mr Lewis donated a second tree planted at Hall Om Wong in Kimberley, grown from an acorn from the Parliament Oak, a less well known tree but one with historic importance as it is not only older than the Major
Oak, but has a history linking to King John and the Magna Carta.
The Major Oak is one of the most well-known trees in the world and in 2014 was voted the UK Tree of the
Year. Before it took its current name, it was known as the Queen Oak, making it even more appropriate that it was planted in Queen Elizabeth II Park at this time.
Two of the towns younger residents quick thinking saves the day.
A big Thank You to little Jay and Rhys who tonight on Queen Elizabeth Park spotted a range of trees on fire. While a number of “grown ups” filmed the fire and took photos on their phones, Reece and Jay took it upon themselves to call 999 and ask for the Fire Service.
Our Firefighters in the Control Room are specially trained and use a state of the art system to ensure that we get the right address and quickly. None of that was needed tonight as the boys gave such a good location, including what colour tops they were wearing to enable us to find them.
When we arrived at Brookhill Street as directed by the boys, we discovered a range of trees on fire and rapidly spreading. Kevin Tedds the incident commander said that “the boys quick thinking and actions took us straight to the fire.
The crew acted swiftly getting an extended hose reel to work, limiting the fire spread and damage.”
Nottinghamshire Police are aware of the incident and attended.
We apologise for closing Brookhill Street and the disruption this caused, it was however necessary and done as briefly as possible.
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