Three ‘extra special’ trees being planted in Nuneaton and Bedworth tomorrow morning to commemorate Platinum Jubilee

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 30 May 2022

THREE ‘extra special’ trees are to be planted in Nuneaton and Bedworth tomorrow morning (Tuesday, 31 May), to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Tree being planted (Image: Library image) / Inset (Image: Public domain)

The trio of trees are being planted to commemorate 70 years of Queen Elizabeth on the throne, with three official ceremonies taking place in the borough, which will be attended by Nuneaton and Bedworth Mayor, Coun. Jeff Clarke.

Coun. Clarke will be using a ceremonial spade – and he will be joined by Coun. Julian Gutteridge, who is the Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Health and Environment.

The ceremonies will take place tomorrow morning, starting at 10am at the existing planter outside of Nuneaton Town Hall on Coton Road where a ‘wedding cake tree’ will be planted.

After this, a second planting will be held inside of the George Eliot Memorial Gardens in Mill Street, Nuneaton – and the last tree will be planted in the neighbouring town of Bedworth at 10.45am, inside the Miners’ Welfare Park, with pink hawthorn and acer autumn blaze trees.

Coun. Kris Wilson, Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said: “HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a truly historic event, the like of which we will never see again.

“The planting of these trees will commemorate this great occasion and, I hope, last just as long as Her Majesty.”

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