Help plant a living legacy, and Honour HM Queen Elizabeth II with an autumnal tree planting morning

When St Clether Church and St Clether Parish Council applied to participate in The Queen’s Green Canopy as part of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee commemorations, little did any of us know the sad events that would transpire in our late Monarch’s celebratory year.


A nationwide initiative, The Queen’s Green Canopy was created to mark the Platinum Jubilee, its intent to create a living legacy with over a million trees being planted in Her Majesty’s name across the UK.

Their application successful, the local organisation has been gifted an amazing 105 trees and shrubs which will be planted in the plat next to St Clether Church Hall. This will not only provide attractive all-round colour and foliage along with a rich habitat for wildlife, but it is now also an opportunity to honour Her Majesty in memoriam.


On Saturday 26th November from 9.30am, these trees and shrubs will be planted and everyone is invited to help! The planting of 105 saplings and shrubs will be no mean feat, so the more helpers, the merrier! All helpers on the day will be given a free pasty and drink to thank them for their efforts – if that’s not an incentive, we don’t know what is!


So, why not pop along, help plant a tree, and watch it in the coming years as it grows and flourishes? It really will make a lovely autumnal family morning out! If you’d like to be involved on the day, please get in touch with Isabel Mark on 01566 86433, or 07590 434557 to find out more, and to register as attending.


In addition, a wreath making workshop will be taking place in the Church Hall on the same morning from 10am. For a small fee of £5 to cover the cost of the wreath materials, you can make your own decoration for the upcoming festive period. The price includes a pasty and drink, all you need to bring is your choice of foliage and any decorative bows and baubles you may wish to adorn your masterpiece!

For further information, or to pre-book your place, please contact Rose Harper on 01840 212505.


We hope many of you can make it along to offer your help with this lovely event, and in doing so, to be part of a lasting tribute to Her Majesty’s extraordinary service to her country and her people.