On the first anniversary of the passing of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Yate Town Council came together to honour her enduring legacy and unwavering commitment to environmental preservation.

Deputy mayor of Yate, Councillor Ben Nutland, and Councillor Chris Willmore joined with the Yate Town Council estates team and residents in a tree planting ceremony at a newly unveiled green space on Eastfield Drive, adjacent to Leechpool Way.

Councillor Ben Nutland, Deputy Mayor of Yate, said: "Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was an exemplary leader who embodied grace and dedication throughout her reign.

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"We planted these trees as a living tribute to her memory, reminding us of the importance of unity, remembrance, and our duty to protect the environment."

Councillor Chris Willmore said: "The choice to plant trees similar to those gracing the Balmoral gardens is a way for us to connect with the Queen's love for nature and her deep commitment to conservation.

"I am delighted we’ve been able to come together to inaugurate this Queen Elizabeth II copse.

"As we nurture these trees, we also nurture the values she upheld throughout her life."