Residents mark Diamond Jubilee with tree

By Rob George Friday 02 November 2012 Updated: 02/11 12:53

RESIDENTS from Hampton Lovett and Westwood joined together to plant the first tree of a new copse to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The landmark occasion saw residents joined by representatives from the parish council, Worcestershire County Council and Wychavon District Council together with the Reverend Canon Peter Kerr.

County councillor Maurice Bloomfield and district councillors Tony Miller and Alan Fisher dug deep to plant the tree in a field next to St Mary and All Saints Church.

The tree was blessed and watered by Canon Kerr and organisers hope the English Oak will be the first of a number of trees to serve as a permanent reminder of HM the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

A parish council spokesman said: “The whole project has been supported by the kind permission of the owners of the land, to whom we pass on our grateful thanks.”

Popular »

1 Trailer, jumps and wings stolen in Droitwich raid

2 Pair trapped in serious Droitwich crash

3 Droitwich Leisure centre in line for 1million revamp

4 Unruly Droitwich man gets two-year CRASBO

5 Punk band to play Bromsgrove's Black Cross

More news »

Headteacher found hanged at county school

A PRIMARY school headteacher has been found hanged

Question mark over future of centre

CONCERNS have been expressed about the long-term future

Carving out some spooky fun

FIENDISHLY frightening costumes and a giant carved pumpkin

Spa man scales the peak for charity

A DROITWICH man has climbed one of the

Regional news »


Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Evesham Observer
Unprovoked assault on Vale jogger

WITNESSES are being sought following an unprovoked assault on a ...

Redditch Standard
High demand at A&E

UNPRECEDENTED seasonal demand is being placed on A&E today (Tuesday). ...

Stratford Observer
Morrisons staff cycle round the world in 48 hours

IT was olé and away as staff at Morrisons Stratford ...