• Jubilee Tree Planting and Tidy Up at Westley Vale

    Earlier this month the Trustees of Westley Vale Millennium Green organised a Springtime tidy up event. Thirty-three volunteers helped out, and the local Councillors, Roger Harmer and John O’Shea, had the honour of planting a special tree to mark the Jubilee of Elizabeth II.
    “Thanks to the many volunteers who turned out! Many might remember the beautiful Copper Beech tree which grew in the central reservation on Warwick Road, near Holy Souls church. The tree had to be felled when they created the Smart route around 5 years ago. Jacqui, a local tree-lover, saved a self-seeded sapling from the tree. She has nurtured it and grown it on and recently offered it to the trustees of the Millennium Green to plant, where hopefully it will have the space to grow into a magnificent tree, as was it’s parent on Warwick Road.
    As you can see, our Councillors Roger Harmer and John O’Shea officially planted it, and we have to thank Mick from the Village in Bloom team for transporting it to the site in his trailer. Also thanks to Mike and Robert Turner who dug the hole. May it have a long and happy life.” – Ged Hughes, Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum

    Posted on 25th March 2022