More trees for Rutland as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy. Residents of Barleythorpe have planted 700 native trees & whips to create a wildflower meadow that in years to come will become a wood. A great pleasure to meet those who have driven the project forward.
What a weekend that was!
And Rutland played its part magnificently. Here are just a few of the highlights that I was personally involved in. There were many more, but I just didn’t have enough hours in the day to visit all of them.
I would like to compile an ‘electronic scrapbook’ of Platinum Jubilee events in Rutland to submit to Her Majesty and to publish online. Please send me your best photographs of your local events, with a short caption, to add to the few I have already compiled below. By email please to email@example.com .
Congratulations to Barbara Crellin, whose MBE was awarded in the Queen’s Birthday Honours! Pictured here with her fellow Rutland Community First Responders receiving their Platinum Jubilee medal from the Lord Lieutenant. What a well l deserved honour! Barbara has made huge impact on our county’s health and fitness – and beyond.
Rutland’s High Sheriff and I were celebrating Volunteers Week at Rutland Citizens Advice Bureau yesterday. Rutland has a wealth of voluntary organisations. There are more than 69 vacancies for volunteers. Being a volunteer helps others & makes for happier lives.
June 1st: Nicki Dutton is walking 5 half marathons over the Platinum Jubilee weekend to raise funds for Wags and Bones, a charity that helps both dogs & humans. Nicki started in Rutland but will also walk around London ending in Rutland on Sunday.
May 30th: Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee, Rutland now has a stunning floral horseshoe. It has been made featuring the flowers embroidered on Her Majesty’s coronation robe. All made by skilled florist Jo, it can be viewed at Oakham Castle. The horseshoe surrounds our Rutland poem written by Uppingham resident Henry Dawe.
May 29th: Rogation Sunday was marked with well chosen hymns & beautiful prayers and music, reflecting thankfulness for the earth’s bounty. This was at Brooke church in Rutland – the best preserved #Elizabethan church in the country. So beautiful. Thanks to all.
May 28th: At Whissendine we marked the Queen’s Jubilee with a flowering tree, as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy. It was an honour to unveil the plaque. Thank you.
May 25th: A privilege to share Exton & Greetham Primary School’s Platinum Jubilee celebration & picnic. Lovely singing! Thanks to all.
And I found that the Platinum Jubilee has been embraced with relish by pupils at Whissendine primary school!