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Schoolchildren and councillors plant a special tree

Children plant memorial tree on Sutton Lawn

A special memorial ‘Maris Royalty’ tree has been planted on Sutton Lawn by six pupils from Croft Primary School, Sutton. They were joined by local councillors Samantha Deakin and David Hennigan. The tree planting was organised as part of Ashfield District Council's Big Spring Clean 2023.  Pupils from the school also took part in a litter-pick at the popular park.

Councillor Samantha Deakin, Ashfield District Council’s Executive Lead Member for Parks, Town Centres and Environmental Services said:

“We were delighted to plant a tree in commemoration of the lifelong service of Queen Elizabeth II. The children from Croft Primary School were amazing – they were so excited to plant this special memorial tree. Their classmates were busy helping us tidy up the park and their efforts were appreciated.”

The Big Ashfield Spring Clean started on Monday 20 February. This year it is bigger and better than ever with community litter-picks taking place and residents encouraged to put an extra bag of rubbish out with their usual waste collections. Flying skips, bin wagons on tour, will start in Carsic, Huthwaite, Skegby, Stanton Hill, Sutton and Stanton Hill on Saturday. They will roll out for the following two Saturdays in Annesley, Kirkby, Selston Parish and Hucknall.

Councillor David Hennigan, Councillor for Sutton Central and New Cross said,

“We were delighted to join our young people on our Spring Clean.  Like them, we are pleased to be doing our bit to maintain pride in parks and open spaces. Planting the tree to remember the Queen was extra special.  It’s something the pupils from Croft Primary School can look at with pride.”