A NEW plaque has been unveiled in the village of Chilton Trinity to commemorate the Queen's Green Canopy initiative marking the Platinum Jubilee. 

Chilton Trinity Parish Council took part in the project and planted 15 trees in the village.

The plaque was unveiled at 11am on Saturday, June 4 by three tree-planting volunteers: John Andrews (former parish council chair), Peter Felton (current chair), and Dave Paisey. 

The parish council then arranged for an afternoon cream tea in the village hall with children's games.

Bridgwater Mercury: The plaque was unveiled on Saturday to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.The plaque was unveiled on Saturday to commemorate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

In the evening, there was a hog roast and the village hall bar was opened to enable the residents to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

A parish council spokesperson said: “An enjoyable day was had by all and the weather was kind to us, allowing everyone to enjoy a glorious evening outside in the sun.”

The Queen's Green Canopy initiative launched last year and invited people across the UK to ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’.

The first trees were planted between October 2021 and March 2022.

More trees will be planted from October this year - when the official planting season begins - until the end of the Jubilee year.

The Queen's Green Canopy has also dedicated a network of 70 ancient woodlands and identified 70 ancient trees to celebrate the Queen's seven decades of service.