Royal Oak planted in community space

A ROYAL Oak has been planted in Clevedon during a project to create an outdoor community space.

Reverend Terry Baillie and his wife Margaret had the honour of placing the sapling into the ground on Saturday at Glebe Field, which is next to St Andrew’s Church in Old Church Road.

In January, the church launched the St Andrew’s Glebe Community Project to clear and revamp the land, commonly known as the donkey field, to create a space featuring a nuttery, a path and seating. It is expected to take two years to complete and cost up to �8,000.

In the week leading up to the Royal Oak ceremony, which saw �118 collected in donations and refreshment fees toward the scheme, 420 other saplings were planted at the site thanks to a donation from the Woodland Trust.

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