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Queen's Jubilee tree planted in Runcorn
A MINIATURE oak tree will grow majestically in Runcorn to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.
The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, Peter Cook, planted the tree days at a new £900, 000 Hope Corner Community Church, days after it opened in Clifton Road.
The royal project is being co-ordinated by The Woodland Trust, and aims to create hundreds of Jubilee Woods, transforming the country’s landscape with six million trees.
Pastor Mark Finch welcomed around 100 visitors to an open day on Saturday.
Various church groups which carry out education, youth and community work, showcased their work.
Pastor Finch, aged 55, said: “It was a great success. Everyone was very impressed by our facilities and the work of our different groups.”