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Green legacy to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Speaker with Parks Team

The Speaker with the Parks Team in Victoria Park

Tower Hamlets is joining a unique tree planting scheme to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is encouraging everyone across the UK to plant a tree to create a network of individual trees, avenues and woodlands to mark the Queen’s service and legacy she has built.

Everyone from individuals to Scout and Girlguiding groups, villages, cities, counties, schools and businesses will be encouraged to play their part to enhance the environment by planting trees during the official planting season between October to March.

The Speaker of Tower Hamlets Council, Cllr Mohammed Ahbab Hossain took park in a tree planting ceremony at Victoria Park yesterday (23 March) by the aptly named Jubilee Gate.

Cllr Hossain was joined by members from Victoria Park Friends as he laid the soil for a flowering cherry sapling.

Cllr Hossain said:

“The Platinum Jubilee is a major milestone for the Queen and a special moment for the UK. By taking part in The Queen’s Green Canopy, the council is able to mark this historic achievement whilst creating a green legacy which will benefit the local community and wildlife for years to come.

“I would encourage residents and community groups to get involved in the scheme as tree planting will start again in October 2022 through to the end of the Jubilee year.”

Joanie Andrews, from Victoria Park Friends added:

“We are pleased that Victoria Park with its many magnificent trees has a new historic tree joining its collection and being part of The Queen’s Green Canopy celebrating our longest reigning monarch in the park named after her predecessor”

The Speaker has also planted an English oak tree sapling in Mile End Park to mark the jubilee.

Residents can also join in festivities to mark the jubilee. You can apply, until 15 April to the council for permission for road closures to hold street parties.

To find out how you can join in the Big Jubilee Lunch weekend, visit www.thebigjubileelunch.com

 

Posted on Thursday 24th March 2022