Image of people lined up for trees planted for Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Trees Planted For Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Seven trees were planted in the grounds of Highcliffe Castle and unveiled on Sunday February 7 to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The event was organised by Highcliffe and Walkford Parish Council with one sapling for each decade of the Monarch’s reign.

The trees were funded by the members of the local community including the children of St Mark’s School and planted by Stewart’s Garden Centre.

They were provided by Hilliers.

A plaque was also unveiled with the names those who contributed to the project.

Parish chairman, Cllr Bob Hutchings told guests: “We are rightly proud of Her Majesty’s reign, as strong and respected as ever.

“We hope these trees will also stand as proud and be a joy when we meander through the grounds in future.”

Dignitaries attending included the Lord Lieutenant Angus Campbell, the Queen’s representative in Dorset, along with the Mayor of Christchurch Cllr Sue Bungey, Mayor of Bournemouth Cllr David Kelsey, Mayor of Poole Cllr Julie Bagwell, and the chairman of BCP Council, Cllr Nigel Hedges.

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