Pupils join VIPs to plant Queen’s Platinum Jubilee trees in Chester park

TREES marking The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year have been planted in a much-loved Chester community park.

The National Association of Civic Officers had organised a tree planting across the country for civic leaders and mayors earlier this month.

The Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Martyn Delaney and the Chairman of Cheshire West and Chester Council, Councillor Bob Rudd joined pupils from St Martin’s Academy to plant two trees in Alexandra Park, Hoole.

The Lord Mayor of Chester said: “Planting these trees will create a legacy in honour of The Queen’s leadership of the nation. The jubilee focuses on sustainably, which is extremely important, with our trees benefitting future generations.”

Cllr Rudd said: “Alexandra Park in Chester is a well-used and much-loved park, and it was wonderful to be able to plant our trees in such a special place. Trees symbolise strength, fruitfulness, and peace and I hope that our two trees will grow tall and strong, and they will be a sign of strength and peace for future generations.”

Celebrations will take place across the borough from June 2. For details, visit https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/news-and-views/her-majesty-the-queens-platinum-jubilee.aspx

Chester and District Standard | Education