The Green Canopy initiative at Priors Hall involves local children helping to reach a total of 4,000 trees

Children from Priors Hall Primary got their hands dirty in the new garden

Three flower beds will bloom as part of a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee initiative to display Union Jack flags.

Nearly 4,000 trees and three themed flower beds have been planted in Priors Hall Park ahead of the event, which takes place next month.

Urban&Civic, the lead developer of Corby’s growing community in Priors Hall Park, was assisted by students from Priors Hall Primary School in planting three trees in a new garden area and installing a plaque to mark the occasion. The students then got involved in planting one of three new flower beds that will bloom to display a Union Jack flag in time for the anniversary.

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The program marks the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, for which the nation will enjoy a bonus bank holiday in June

As part of the overall development, Urban&Civic have planted 3,835 trees since October as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) campaign, inviting people from across the country to “plant a tree for the anniversary.”

With a focus on sustainable planting, the QGC encourages the planting of trees to create a legacy honoring the Queen’s leadership over the nation.

The community of Priors Hall Park will also mark the occasion with an anniversary celebration in the amphitheater organized by the neighborhood association especially for local residents over the bank holiday weekend.

Mark Redding, who is responsible for communications, communities and partnerships at Urban&Civic, said: “We are proud to be part of the Queen’s Green Canopy campaign – planting trees is a fantastic way to celebrate the platinum anniversary and to make Priors Hall Park even greener and greener beautiful place.

The flower beds will display union flags

“It was great to welcome local school children to help plant the trees and flowers as a constant reminder of the importance of helping the community celebrate and the importance of taking care of the environment support.

“Urban&Civic is deeply committed to meeting local housing needs in a safe, sustainable and responsible manner that creates long-term value. Sustainability remains fundamental to what we deliver and how we work with the communities around us.”

Priors Hall Headmistress Tess McQuade said: “The children were so excited to have planted a tree for the anniversary. They came back to school and told everyone about it!

“We are delighted to work closely with Urban & Civic and to welcome the children of our school to participate in projects and events that strengthen and nurture their local community.”

As part of the initiative, 4,000 trees were planted around Priors Hall Park

Priors Hall Park is now home to more than 1,500 apartments and will reach an exciting milestone later this year with the start of Zones 2 and 3 of the development.

When completed, Priors Hall Park will have a total of 5,350 new homes, with two new primary schools, additional formal open spaces, sports fields and community facilities.

As of October 1, 2021, 3,835 trees have been planted in Priors Hall Park, including 1 Nordmann spruce, 69 field maple, 284 red alder, 399 silver birch, 50 downy birch, 980 hawthorn, 524 hazel, 100 hornbeam, 128 beech, 2 wild cherry, 96 Scots pine, 686 sloe, 193 gray willow, 94 goat willow, 64 mountain ash and 165 oak.

Children helped install a plaque to recognize the program as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy

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