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Findern Parish Council prepares for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend

Picture shows Councillor Martin Woodhouse planting a tree at the King George V Playing Field in preparation for the Queen's 70th JubileeAnyone visiting the King George V Playing Field off Willington Road will see two new additions to the field.

In preparation for HRH Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebration over the first weekend in June, Findern Parish Council has planted two trees.

An Acer campestre ‘Queen Elizabeth’ (Field Maple) has been planted to commemorate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee year; and a Quercus petraea (Sessile Oak) has been planted in memory of HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

The official commemoration of the trees will be on Friday 3 June 2022, during the Jubilee weekend; however, the trees were planted in February as this gives them the best chance of successful establishment. Councillor Martin Woodhouse (seen in picture) selected the species and planted the trees; he will continue to look after them to ensure their longevity.

The tree commemoration will be one of a number events held over the Jubilee weekend by the Parish Council and the Village Hall Committee. Details of these events will be shared soon.