Two tree-planting events will take place in Bath and North East Somerset next month to commemorate the start of the Great War and local residents who died in it.
They have both been organised by Councillor Sarah Bevan with funding from Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Ward Councillors Initiative Fund, with arboricultural expertise from Adam Gretton at the charity More Trees for Bath and North East Somerset.
Cllr Bevan (Lib-Dem, Peasedown) said: “I am so pleased that I have been able to secure Ward Councillors Initiative funding for these two commemoration events for the Great War.
“It’s important to remember that local residents from Bath and North East Somerset, including the Peasedown area, fought and died for their country during the Great War and, during this centenary year, their loss should be commemorated with lasting memorials.”
The first ceremony takes place on Sunday, 2 November from 9 am to 12 noon at Eckweek Gardens in Peasedown St John, with permission from the landowner (Curo) and will involve local residents, Cllr Bevan, Adam Gretton and Steven Atkinson from Curo.
The second event takes place on Saturday 22 November, 9 am to 12 noon, at Orchard Way, Peasedown St John, and will see the planting of a replacement community orchard to commemorate the outbreak of The Great War and those who died. It will involve residents, Cllr Bevan, Adam Gretton and landowners Persimmon Homes West.