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Residents urged to ‘Plant Preston’ for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Posted on - 27th January, 2022 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Business, Moor Park, Parks, People, Politics, Preston buildings & attractions, Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Proud Preston, Wildlife and Conservation
A stroll in Moor Park Pic: Paul Melling
A stroll in Moor Park Pic: Paul Melling

Preston Council has invited residents to plant trees on their properties this March to mark the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.

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Last year, Preston was chosen as a Champion City for Her Majesty The Queen’s Green Canopy green initiative for her Platinum Jubilee.

The council has announced a ‘Plant Preston’ fortnight, running from 2 to 16 March, a city-wide campaign inviting residents, community groups, businesses, parish councils, and partner organisations to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’.

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Mayor of Preston Councillor Javed Iqbal said: “As the Golden Jubilee City, we are proud that Preston has been chosen as a Champion City to help commemorate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee twenty years since being granted city status.

“Living with the pandemic has shown us just how important our parks, gardens and green spaces have been for residents of all ages.

“Planting trees is a gift to Preston, not just for the Prestonians who live here today, but for those who will be its future residents.

“This is a really positive way to celebrate, and I invite you to join me in planting something as part of the Plant Preston fortnight, making our city a little greener.”

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The council will plant two commemorative trees in the much-loved Moor and Avenham Parks on behalf of the city.

Participants should plant a tree, shrub or another plant on their properties (potted plants count) or donate a tree/shrub to an interested local school or community group.

The council will collate photos and videos of all of the trees, so they have told residents to provide a name and area of Preston where the planting occurred when submitting on social media using #PlantPreston.

Alternatively, participants can email communications@preston.gov.uk or send photos and footage to Preston Town Hall.

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