The Mayor of Runnymede, Cllr Elaine Gill, has been hard at work helping Runnymede become greener, planting trees across the Borough.
The campaign initially started in a bid to save 3,500 oak saplings, which were rescued via the Save The Oaks Campaign for Surrey and nurtured in the mayor’s own back garden.
Her ambition for the project has since grown and now supports The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative. The unique tree planting programme was created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee”.
So far, Cllr Gill, has visited nine schools, colleges, and a University within the Borough, working alongside students to plant 52 trees (and counting). She is hopeful that more schools will join her in 2022, with the project running throughout the Jubilee year.
Cllr Elaine Gill, Mayor of Runnymede, said: “Celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee is a once in a lifetime opportunity. By joining the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, we have a unique opportunity to make Runnymede greener for years to come.”
“I invite all Runnymede schools and students to join me on our mission to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’. In doing so, you will also help save thousands of oak saplings which we rescued last year.”
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You can find out more about the Queen’s Green Canopy: https://queensgreencanopy.org/
To find out more about Platinum Jubilee celebrations across the Borough or for advice on hosting a street party, visit our website: https://www.runnymede.gov.uk/platinum-jubilee
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