Holmes Chapel Parish Council were delighted to take part in the ‘The Queen’s Green Canopy’ by planting a tree in the Sutton Oaks, a central part of the village of Holmes Chapel.
The tree planted is a "Carpinus betulus pyramidalis” (a columnar form of the hornbeam) which is grown mainly for its uniform shape and autumn colour and is an upright form of the native hornbeam. It was awarded the Award of Garden Merit by the RHS in 2002. A plaque marking the occasion was installed at the same time.
The Parish Council were delighted to be joined for this ceremonial occasion by representatives from the three local schools, community groups and churches, and our Ward Member Cllr Les Gilbert, who each helped to plant this special tree.
The Chairman of the Parish Council, Cllr Chris Jackson opened the ceremony by saying; “We are pleased to be taking part in creating the Queen’s Green Canopy. On behalf of Holmes Chapel, we wish Her Majesty good health and look forward to the celebrations in June on the anniversary of her coronation.”
We hope this tree will flourish and be a long-lasting testimony to the dedication and commitment of Her Majesty the Queen in serving this country for the past 70 years.
Photos below show: Cllr Chris Jackson (Chairman), Cllr Diane Tams (Vice-Chairman), Tina Cartlidge (Clerk to the Council), Cheshire East Ward Councillor Les Gilbert, Evie & Jessica (Holmes Chapel Primary), Emma & Paddy (Hermitage Primary), Tabith & Milly (Holmes Chapel Comprehensive), Canon Rob Mclaren (St Luke's), Revd Yvonne Pearson (Holmes Chapel Methodist Church), Dorothy Davidson (leading the Platinum Jubilee Task Group), Hazel Sutcliffe (Chair of the Partnership), Graham Povey (Village Volunteers), Peter Shields (PR and Communications lead for U3A), Alan Bethel, Holmes Chapel Councillors and all attendees