Ceremonial oak tree planted in Queen’s Park

Cllr Michael Adeyeye, Mayor of Brent and Roger Gifford, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, plant

Cllr Michael Adeyeye, Mayor of Brent and Roger Gifford, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, plant a Common Oak tree in Queens Park - Credit: Archant

Lord Mayor of the City of London attends special event

A ceremonial oak tree has been planted in Queen’s Park to mark the area’s first visit from the Lord Mayor since its 100th birthday.

The common oak was planted by Cllr Michael Adeyeye, Mayor of Brent and Roger Gifford, Lord Mayor of the City of London.

The Lord Mayor is head of the City of London Corporation, which owns and manages 11,000 acres of green space across London, including Queen’s Park.

It was his first visit to the park since its centenary year in 1987.


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Both mayors were given a tour by park manager Richard Gentry, taking in the Quiet Garden, play area redevelopment and Woodland Walk.

Speaking after the planting ceremony last Friday, Cllr Adeyeye said: “Brent is delighted to work with the City of London and local community to support and improve this beautiful park, which is used by thousands of people in the borough every year, and continues to provide the local population with a much needed escape from the pressures of everyday life.”

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A plan for the redevelopment of the play area was created in 2012 after consultation with the community and with support from the Queen’s Park Area Residents’ Association, which donated £10,000 towards the project last year.

Brent’s Ward Working Fund also donated £10,000.

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