Green canopy in Adur and Worthing to celebrate the Queen's reign

Hundreds of trees are being planted across Adur and Worthing to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The Queen's Green Canopy is a national initiative to mark the Jubilee through the planting of trees to create an environmentally sustainable legacy for communities across the country.

Adur and Worthing's events have officially begun with the planting of commemorative English oaks at Beach House Park in Worthing and Buckingham Park in Shoreham.

Mayor of Worthing Councillor Lionel Harman and Caroline Nicholls, the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, assisted with the Beach House Park planting while Adur District Council Chairman Councillor Stephen Chipp and his children Eloise, 10, and Samuel, 6, had the honour in Buckingham Park.

Those trees are just two of more than 1,400 that will be planted in parks and other green spaces across Adur and Worthing during the Jubilee year.

Events to celebrate the new greenery in Worthing, Shoreham, Lancing, Sompting and Southwick are planned throughout the year.

By the end of the year, Adur will have seen trees planted in nine different council wards, with the largest concentrations being at Lancing Ring, Lancing Manor Park, Buckingham Park and Malthouse Meadow.

Worthing's Jubilee trees will be planted in six different wards, in Salvington, Offington, Durrington, Northbrook, Central and Marine, with the largest numbers being at Sheepcombe Hanger, The Sanctuary, West Hill and Northbrook Recreation Ground.

Cllr Harman said:

“It is an honour to have had the chance to play my part in such an important commemoration in Worthing.

“The Jubilee trees will be a lasting legacy to remember Her Majesty and all she has done for this country.”

Cllr Chipp said:

“It's particularly fitting that our Jubilee celebrations should focus on such an environmentally conscious issue as the planting of new trees.

“We all need to do our bit to tackle the climate crisis so I was delighted to be able to share with my children the honour of investing in the health of our planet.”

 

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