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Tree planting ceremony signals successful end to Kedington Jubilee project

Members of Kedington Community Association and fellow villagers celebrate the official planting of a their Jubillee Oak in the Great Meadow

Members of Kedington Community Association and fellow villagers celebrate the official planting of a their Jubillee Oak in the Great Meadow

The completion of a community project to plant hundreds of trees in Kedington has been commemorated with the ceremonial planting of a native oak.

Kedington Community Association (KCA) held the ceremony on Saturday (November 10) to mark the end of its quest to plant 350 small trees in the Great Meadow - part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tree Challenge.

Some trees had already been planted prior to this year, but 200 more were put in place three days earlier by volunteers from the KCA, the wider village community and the Stour Valley Project.

To pay for the project the KCA set up a Diamond Jubilee Oak Tree Appeal to reach the £1,000 required, and so far £800 has been raised.

KCA treasurer, Sue Brown, said: “We’ve now got some lovely swathes of small trees that hopefully will grow. It’s been a very successful project.”

A fund-raising dance, with a fish and chip supper, is taking place at 7.30pm on Saturday at Kedington Community Centre. Tickets cost £10.

 

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