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Why Worcester's Mayor is 'digging in' with Eco Club

Rob George 19th Apr, 2022

MAYOR of Worcester Coun Stephen Hodgson joined youngsters from Nunnery Wood High School to plant a cherry tree to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

A trio of eco-friendly teenagers from the school’s Eco Club helped Worcester’s first citizen to plant the tree outside Waitrose on London Road together with store manager Scott Whittaker and other staff.

Worcester is one of a select few Queen’s Green Canopy cities and the new addition is latest tree to be planted by Coun Hodgson in recent months.

In January, the mayor joined volunteers to mark the end of the Worcester Charter 400 project, by planting 400 saplings in Perdiswell Playing Fields.

Worcester’s Mayor, who is a candidate in May’s local elections, said: “Worcester is one of the select Queen’s Green Canopy cities and I was delighted to be asked to ‘Plant a Tree for the Queen’s Jubilee’ as part of this tree planting scheme.

“I hope that it is enjoyed by residents and visitors to Worcester for many years to come.”

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