A Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy sapling planted in Elizabeth Gardens by Wealden MP, Nus Ghani (right) watched by (from left) Cllr Paul Sparks, Cllr Daniel Manvell, town crier Ian Bedwell, town mayor, Cllr Spike Mayhew, Cllr Claire Dowling and Cllr Bob Standley

Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy sapling planted in Uckfield

The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) scheme came to Uckfield this lunchtime (November 10).

A rowan sapling was planted in the  town centre ‘pocket’ park, Elizabeth Gardens, on the corner of Grange Road and Hempstead Rise.

Members of Parliament have been given saplings under the project and Nus Ghani planted one in Uckfield, watched by the town mayor, Cllr Spike Mayhew, county, district and town councillors and the Uckfield Town Crier.

She had earlier planted one at Buxted near the doctors’ surgery.

David Attenborough

The planting supports a TV programme broadcast in the spring – The Queen’s Green Planet – in which the monarch talked with Sir David Attenborough as they walked in the garden of Buckingham Palace.

As part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a network of global forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth, 50,000 trees have been sent across the UK to various organisations and individuals for planting.

Elizabeth Gardens

Elizabeth Gardens was presented to Uckfield Town Council by Uckfield Rotary Club to mark The Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977.

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