A COMMUNITY has come together to improve a much-loved green space in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Responding to Woodland Trust’s Jubilee Woods call for the nation to plant six million trees to mark the event, Green Suffolk county councillor Mark Ereira-Guyer provided funding from his locality budget to improve Gainsborough Recreation Ground, in Grafton Close, Bury St Edmunds.
On Friday, members of the community – including older residents and pupils from Westley Middle School – came together to plant the first 60 of 120 trees that will feature in one corner of the recreation ground.
“There was a need for additional trees to liven up the area,” said Cllr Ereira-Guyer.
“It’s about looking to the future and respecting the past,” he added.
Seeds from wild flowers will be scattered around the space and a community woodland sign, designed by pupils, will be created and displayed to remind visitors of the importance of trees and the reason they were planted.