Tree planting ceremonies for Prince George in Baldock, Hitchin, Letchworth and Royston

Cllr Paul Clark (Highbury Ward), Cllr David Leal-Bennett (Highbury Ward), Cllr Jane Gray, Cllr Lynda

Cllr Paul Clark (Highbury Ward), Cllr David Leal-Bennett (Highbury Ward), Cllr Jane Gray, Cllr Lynda Needham and Cllr Peter Burt at Windmill Hill in Hitchin for the tree planting - Credit: Archant

Ceremonies have taken place to honour the birth of HRH Prince George of Cambridge.

Jane Gray, Chairman NHDC. (far right) Peter Burt, portfolio holder, waste and environment and Lynda

Jane Gray, Chairman NHDC. (far right) Peter Burt, portfolio holder, waste and environment and Lynda Needham, leader NHDC in Howard Park in Letchworth GC - Credit: Archant

Two oak trees with engraved commemorative plaques were unveiled in Howard Park in Letchworth GC and Windmill Hill in Hitchin on Monday (March 31) by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) representatives.

The trees and granite plaques are being displayed to honour the birth of the first child of the Duke of Cambridge and Duchess of Cambridge last July.

Ceremonies were also held last week in Priory Memorial Gardens in Royston and Avenue Park in Baldock where two further celebratory oak trees were planted.

NHDC chairman Cllr Jane Gray said: “The birth of the Royal baby was such an uplifting moment for the UK and we are thrilled to be able to pay our own special tribute in towns across North Herts. The trees and plaques are being displayed in some of North Herts most popular parks and communal areas so that the whole community can celebrate this special Royal occasion.”

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