New trees could mark Jubilee

PUBLISHED: 15:00 30 December 2011

New trees could be planted in Phear Park to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Exmouth town councillor and Exmouth -in-Bloom chairman, Pat Graham, suggested that one or two trees could be planted, and the plan has been backed by the council.

Pat said: “When we were celebrating the Golden Jubilee we planted a couple of oak trees in Phear Park.

“I was thinking about how we could mark the Diamond Jubilee, and I thought we could do the same again.”

Councillor Steve Gazzard said: “This is an excellent idea, as we’ve lost quite a few trees recently in Phear Park. So, if we can replace two, it would be good.”

The plan is for mature trees to be installed, along with commemorative plaques to mark the Jubilee.

The town council will now consult with East Devon District Council to identify which sort of tree should be used, where a suitable planting site would be, and what the cost would be.

The scheme will then go to the town council’s finance committee for final approval.

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