Hamlet Parish Council successfully
applied to Braintree District Council for a Jubilee Oak - part of Braintree
Council's 'Green Heart of Essex' initiative giving every parish or ward
in the district the opportunity to claim a free commemorative oak tree
to plant in their community.
||At 11 am on Thursday
8th December, 2011 on Bures Common, the oak was planted together
with a time capsule, sponsored by local businessman Chris Mortimer.
The capsule has been loaded with memorabilia by the children of
Bures CofE Primary School, under the direction of its Head, Mrs.
The community hopes that the oak's position will enhance for generations
both present and future, a view that is already memorable.
BCTV represented by Gemma
Slaven assisted with the planting. BCTV is a social enterprise group
enabling people to make a difference in their lives and improve their
Bures Hamlet Parish Council
is one of over 70 parishes across the Braintree district who will be
planting their Jubilee Oak during the autumn and winter months.