The Lexicon welcomed its newest resident today, as representatives from Bracknell Forest Council planted a tree to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Chief Executive Timothy Wheadon, The Mayor of Bracknell Forest, Cllr Ms Ash Merry, Leader of the Council, Cllr Paul Bettison OBE and Gavin Vidler, Deputy General Manager at The Lexicon were all present as a Wild Cherry tree was planted in Bond Square, as part of the Queen's Green Canopy.

The initiative was created to mark Her Majesty's 70 years on the throne, with trees being planted across the country. Locally, it signals the start of a series of events planned for the Jubilee.

The Mayor of Bracknell Forest, Councillor Ash Merry said:

“To celebrate 70 years is a remarkable achievement, so, when HRH The Prince of Wales called for citizens and councils to plant a tree in honour of Her Majesty The Queen, we jumped at the chance.  This tree will just be one part of a special legacy for Bracknell Forest as a way of honouring Her Majesty’s lifetime of service to the country.”

In addition to hosting the tree planting ceremony, The Lexicon will host a special event marking the Jubilee in June.

Gavin Vidler, deputy general manager at The Lexicon for Savills said:

“It was a little under four years ago that Her Majesty The Queen visited The Lexicon and unveiled a plaque to commemorate the then first anniversary of our newly transformed town centre.  So, it seems fitting that we have planted this tree on Bond Square, to mark her 70th year on the throne. I’m pleased to say that it marks the start of a number of events in honour of the Jubilee, and the unofficial beginning of an exciting year for us at The Lexicon as well.”

Further information about events surrounding the Jubilee will be released in the coming weeks.

Everyone at Bracknell Forest Council and The Lexicon wishes Her Majesty The Queen well as she celebrates her Platinum Jubilee.

Appearing in the photograph from left to right are:
Deputy General Manager for The Lexicon Gavin Vidler, Cllr Mrs Isabel Mattick, Chief Executive, Timothy Wheadon, The Mayor of Bracknell Forest, Cllr Ms Ash Merry,  Leader of the Council, Cllr Paul Bettison OBE and accompanied by two park rangers on either side.