Tree is first of 90 to mark Queen’s spe­cial birth­day

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Mayor of Mac­cles­field swapped her chains for a spade when she planted a tree to com­mem­o­rate the Queen’s birth­day.

The tree, which was planted by Coun Liz Durham and now stands proudly in the church­yard at St Michael’s Church in Mar­ket Place, is the first of 90 which have been funded by Mac­cles­field Town Coun­cil in hon­our of the Queen’s 90 years.

The other 89 trees bought by the coun­cil are now up for grabs, with char­i­ties, ed­u­ca­tion fa­cil­i­ties and com­mu­nity groups en­cour­aged to ap­ply for a tree to plant them­selves.

Coun Gareth Jones, who is lead­ing the project with Coun Adam Schofield, said: “As a town coun­cil we wanted to mark the Queen’s very spe­cial birth­day through­out Mac­cles­field while in­volv­ing as much of our com­mu­nity as pos­si­ble.

“Ninety ad­di­tional trees through­out the town is great for the en­vi­ron­ment and will hope­fully en­gage all mem­bers of the com­mu­nity as each group hold their own tree plant­ing cer­e­mony.”

To con­tact the coun­cil or to ap­ply for a tree call 01625 374142 or email clerk@mac­cles­field-tc. gov.uk.

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