Platinum Jubilee Review – Friday 3rd June 2022 – Packington Tree-planting

A small gathering of thirty people saw the Platinum Jubilee Oak planted in the new North-West graveyard, together with a commemorative plaque. This marked the start of what the village hopes will be the first of many trees planted in this Jubilee year. It will form a response to the Queen’s wish for a Green Canopy.

Chris Miles, Robert Martin, and Lesley Birtwistle prior to the planting
The Reverend Lesley Birtwistle has served our village for decades, now is a retired priest at the village church

Lesley quoted “The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.” (Rabindranath Tagore)

Chris Miles, Chair of our Parish Council for decades, holds the new oak tree ready

Lesley Birtwhistle presided over the proceedings while Chris Miles, the Chairman of the Parish Council, added a few words. Then with the help of Councillor Robert Martin the oak tree was in place, and we hope it will be present for many, many years.

The memorial plaque unveiled