Bridlington has a new tree thanks to the town Council being gifted a sapling to mark the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) Planting scheme.
Leanne Johnston, who lived in Bridlington until very recently, applied for a tree under the scheme, and planted the sapling in the Jubilee Woods, which is next to McDonalds on Bessingby Road in the town.
Leanne, who was the former owner of Curl up and Dye Hairdressers on Hilderthorpe Road, explained: “I saw the scheme and thought it would be a good idea and applied on-line for a tree. I didn’t hear anything for a while until last month when I collected the sapling. I then contacted Bridlington Town Council who kindly organised the planting event.”
Also attending the planting was Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Rt. Hon Susan Cunliffe-Lister, the Mayor and Mayoress Cllr Colin and Bridie Croft, along with town councillors.
The QCC was launched at the Heads of Commonwealth Government Meeting in 2015. The QCC is a unique network of forest and woodland conservation initiative, which involves all 53 countries of the Commonwealth.