Special visitor helps us grow the Platinum Jubilee legacy

Special visitor helps us grow the Platinum Jubilee legacy
29 March 2022

The Lord Lieutenant of Durham, Sue Snowdon, has joined volunteers to plant a tree for the Jubilee.

We are helping to co-ordinate the Queen’s Green Canopy  - a unique, tree planting initiative being held across the country to encourage everyone to learn about tree planting and provide a lasting legacy for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

We have more than 3,500 trees to plant as part of the scheme and Mrs Snowdon was invited to join volunteers in Brinkburn to plant two cherry trees and a number of other small whips.

Mrs Snowdon said: “"The Queens Green Canopy is a wonderful way to thank Her Majesty The Queen for her exceptional service, celebrate her Platinum Jubilee and promote the importance of trees to the environment through the encouragement of tree planting and tree preservation across our Nation.

“ A lasting, wonderful legacy of honour of The Queen's leadership which will benefit future generations."

Heather Scott, leader of the council, said: “I am delighted that the Lord Lieutenant was able to join us and meet some of the volunteers who are helping us create The Queen’s Green Canopy in Darlington.

“I hope people will come along to the remaining dates to help us plant the trees to mark this historic occasion.”

Scott Durham, ward councillor for Brinkburn added: “It was such a lovely morning to see residents support the planting of the cherry trees alongside the community covid memorial bench. I thank the Lord Lieutenant and leader of the council for recognising all the hard work by the Brinkburn community volunteers and we will continue to support them.”

Tree planting dates and venues:

Heighington – Tuesday 5 Apr, 10am-1pm. Meet on the grass area next to Redworth Road/A6072

Brinkburn - Wednesday 6 April, 10am-1pm. Meet at Hartington Way

Low Coniscliffe - Thursday 7 April, 10am-1pm. Meet by the river (Wood Lane)

Merrybent - Friday 8 Apr, 10am-1pm. Meet at the bench on the grass area next to the A67/A1M bridge

“I am delighted that the Lord Lieutenant was able to join us and meet some of the volunteers who are helping us create The Queen’s Green Canopy in Darlington.”

- Heather Scott, leader of the council,

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