Connecting the Community

OUR JUBILEE DISPLAY

We were honoured to receive a visit from Her Majesty, HRH Prince Charles and Fergus the corgi who dropped in to share their picnic for the Jubilee weekend!

A massive thanks to all of you that knitted cakes & medals, crocheted rosettes, donated crockery, built the table and helped with the installation. We hope it brought a smile to your faces.

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THE QUEEN'S GREEN CANOPY

Cherry Tree St Luke's Field

Our 'Plant a Tree for the Jubilee' is also underway and we would love as much help as possible with planting new trees and hedges across Duston. There will be planting opportunities in March and October of this year - please contact Alison; bcdm@duston-pc.gov.uk

We have planted a beautiful cherry tree in St Luke's Field and have further plans to plant a 'wild harvest' hedge to include Hazel, Blackthorn, Rowan, Hawthorn, Crab Apple & Dog Rose. As well as providing much needed cover for birds, wildlife and insects, it is hoped that as this matures, future generations will be able to collect the fruits and enjoy making jams, jellies and even sloe gin!

We have also been working with our lovely partners in the village who are planting some of our trees and hedging plants to make their own mark for the jubilee. Residents of Pond Farm and Timken Grange are preparing to plant this month. If you would like some saplings for the next wave of planting then please let Alison know 07500 787625 or bcdm@duston-pc.gov.uk

You can get involved by planting a tree in your garden or encourage your community or work place to take part. Planting resumes in October and we have until the end of 2022 to plant for the Queen's Green Canopy

https://queensgreencanopy.org/ - Find out more

Timken Grange plant a Wild Cherry


QUEEN'S PORTRAIT COMPETITION WINNERS

We had some amazing entries, thank you all for getting involved. Our winners were judged by Duston Art Group and DPC staff, it wasn't an easy decision thanks to the calibre of our entries. Congratulations to you all.

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Last updated: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 15:57