Haywards Heath continue to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee year by
planting a growing tribute for local people and wildlife
community tree planting events
invitiation to help design a commemorative plaque
HAYWARDS HEATH TOWN COUNCIL are inviting the community to help them plant free
trees from the Woodland Trust at different locations in the town to celebrate The Queen's
Haywards Heath Town Council are receiving a free tree pack, in the small copse theme,
helping bring more trees to the Town. In just a few years, these new saplings will provide
natural colour and shade for people and help support local wildlife with food and shelter.
If you would like to plant a tree with the Town Council and local community groups contact the
Town Hall for all the details 01444 455694 or email email@example.com.
The Woodland Trust aims to plant six million trees in total through 2012 to mark the Diamond
Jubilee. Local community groups including the Bolnore Residents Association, schools such
as Warden Park Primary Academy and the local Children and Family Centre are at the heart
of the project in Haywards Heath. Warden Park Primary Academy will be receiving their own
trees for the children to plant on the school’s premises.
Community event organiser at Haywards Heath Town Council, Rachel Skidmore said “We’re
really excited to be receiving a donation of trees for the town. Tree planting is a fantastic and
fun way for us all to do something lasting and meaningful in our local area to mark the Jubilee.
We hope our trees will help attract wildlife and make a real difference to everyone who will see
them. It's incredible to think that in just a decade, our trees will be as tall as us. We'd like as
many people from the community to come along and help us either by planting a tree or by
helping to design the commemorative plaque.”
In addition to planting the trees, the Town Council would like to invite local children to help
design a plaque that will be erected to commemorate the occasion. All drawings should be
sent to the Town Hall (40 Boltro Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 1BA) on an A5 piece of paper
by the 1st November. The winning design will be unveiled at the main planting site in Bolnore
Village on planting day!
In 2012, all free tree packs contain an exclusive Royal Oak sapling which has been grown
from an acorn gathered from a Royal estate such as Sandringham or Windsor. The packs are
being provided in partnership with IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishing retailer which
has worked with the Trust for over 4 years and has generously raised over £1.4 million for the
charity so far.
Victoria Hodson from the Woodland Trust said: "We are delighted Haywards Heath Town
Council are using our free tree scheme to plant more trees in the town. Communities are
transforming their neighbourhoods, growing their own fruits and food, creating shade and
shelter, and providing new homes for wildlife. This year, we are offering more free trees as
part of our Jubilee Woods Project to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, and would
love more communities to get involved."
With HRH The Princess Royal as patron, the Jubilee Woods project is only one of a handful of
projects to carry official Royal approval. Communities can take part by applying for a free pack
Sainsbury’s is the lead corporate sponsor for the Woodland Trust’s Jubilee Woods Project.
Over the next fifteen months, Sainsbury’s will be supporting the project and raising £1.5 million
for tree planting by increasing the number of donations made from products in store.
Sainsbury’s will later this year also be giving customers the opportunity to make a ‘pledge’ in
store to plant a tree to mark the Diamond Jubilee and promoting activity through the retailer’s
Active Kids scheme, to encourage schools to plant trees.
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Notes to editors:
For more information please contact:
- Rhiannon Bates, Woodland Trust, 0845 293 5546, or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rachel Skidmore, Haywards Heath Town Council, 01444 455694, or
The Woodland Trust now offers a range of mechanisms to inspire and enable large organisations,
schools, community groups and individuals to plant trees on their own land.
The Jubilee Woods project has The Queen's support - and HRH The Princess Royal as patron. It will
commemorate the 2012 Diamond Jubilee, marking Queen Elizabeth's 60th year as monarch. Next to
Queen Victoria in 1897, she is the only British sovereign ever to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee. The
Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. It has 300,000 members and
supporters. Visit www.jubileewoods.org.uk for more details.
The Woodland Trust
The Trust has three key aims: i) to enable the creation of more native woods and places rich in trees ii)
to protect native woods, trees and their wildlife for the future iii) to inspire everyone to enjoy and
value woods and trees. Established in 1972, the Woodland Trust now has over 1,000 sites in its care
covering approximately 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres). Access to its sites is free.
Sainsbury’s relationship with the Woodland Trust started in 2004 with Sainsbury’s currently donating
1p from every dozen Woodland eggs sold, 2p from Woodland chicken and 10p from Woodland turkeys
to the Woodland Trust. This will extend to other products throughout the next 15 months.
The packs are being provided in partnership with IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishing retailer
which has worked with the Trust for over 4 years and has generously raised over £1.4 million for the
charity so far.
Jubilee Woods is supported by our Silver corporate sponsors Pearson Plc, ibuyeco, Calor Gas, Dorset
Cereals, The Wren Press, Hoval and DoubleTree by Hilton.