A PARK in Longbarn has become the latest area to join a campaign to commemorate Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Longbarn Park was chosen to be the recipient of an alder tree, as part of the Queen's Green Canopy (QGC) initiative.

The QGC was created to mark the Platinum Jubilee, in recognition of the 1,500 trees planted by Her late Majesty the Queen throughout her reign - it gives people the chance to plant trees to celebrate the late monarch's landmark achievement.

An alder tree was presented to Longbarn Park in a pot embossed with Queen Elizabeth II's royal cypher.

The tree was planted in a ceremonial service that was attended by members of the community, the Mayor of Warrington - Cllr Jean Flaherty - and the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire.

Cllr Flaherty said: "Longbarn Park is one of only four locations in Cheshire to receive one of the 300 'tree of trees' that formed part of the installation at Buckingham palace as part of the legacy in honour of Her Majesty the Queen.

"It was a huge honour to join the Lord Lieutenant for the planting ceremony.

“This is a fantastic gift for the park – and for Warrington – which will create a green legacy of its own, with every tree planted bringing benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future."
The Friends of Longbarn Park, supported by the council, enable volunteering, fostering greater respect and a sense of pride.

They provide opportunities for the community to come together improving health and well-being and reducing isolation for those living alone.

The voluntary commitment by the friends of Longbarn park has led to council investment within the site that has included the refurbishment of the play area.

This volunteer group has been maintaining the site since its establishment in 2014 and has planted a community orchard and continues to work in partnership with the council to enhance the site for all to enjoy.