Queen will be told of readers’ generosity

Her Majesty will hear of the efforts of Belper News readers to mark her Diamond Jubilee after the success of our Jam Jars Appeal was submitted to the Royal Record.

Workmen planted an Oak tree in the town’s Memorial Gardens at the end of November after readers of this newspaper raised more than £300 by donating loose coppers.

Now, the planting has been formally registered with the Jubilee Woods project and readers can view the planting by logging on to www.woodlandtrust.org.uk

The collection of records will be placed before The Queen as well as a copy being preserved in the British Library for generations to come.

Also entered on to the record this week was a planting made by the guardians of Strutts CommunityCentre in the Summer when they erected a London Plane tree to replace one that died in a row planted in the early 1920’s, at the front of the old grammar school. There is already an entry in the Royal Record of five trees planted on the playing fields to celebrate King George V’s Jubilee in 1937.

Other plantings in the area on the record are Belper School, Holbrook CE Primary School, Kilburn Junior School, Kilburn Scouts, Duffield Millennium Meadow Nature Reserve, Duffield Meadows Primary School, 2nd Duffield Brownies, Little Eaton Primary School and 1st Heage Scout Group.