THE first of 60 commemorative trees has been planted in Bewdley following the Queen’s diamond jubilee year.

The planting of the trees, in Northwood Lane, marks a new partnership between Wyre Forest District Council, Bewdley Town Council and the newly-formed Friends of Northwood Lane public open spaces.

The trees were provided through the support of town councillor Jan Adams, who secured the trees from the Woodland Trust.

Conservative councillor Ian Hardiman, Wyre Forest District Council’s cabinet member for community wellbeing said: “I’m delighted with the donation of the trees and the close working relations now being developed between the town, district council and the community friends group.”

Conservative councillor Mrs Adams added: “I hope as many residents as possible will join the newlyformed friends group and support the future development of this exciting programme of improvements.”

People can find out more about the tree planting by contacting 01562 732981 or emailing joe.scully@