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Trees will finally honour Bastocks

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I took the attached photograph in Hampden Park yesterday using a Sony Cybershot camera

The beautiful light beams coming through the trees coupled with a slight mist and frosty ground provided a perfect photo opportunity

I wondered if you might consider it suitable for inclusion in your newspaper

Kind Regards Phil Clements

Good Morning I took the attached photograph in Hampden Park yesterday using a Sony Cybershot camera The beautiful light beams coming through the trees coupled with a slight mist and frosty ground provided a perfect photo opportunity I wondered if you might consider it suitable for inclusion in your newspaper Kind Regards Phil Clements

After uncertainty and delay, memorial trees will finally be planted in memory of former mayor and mayoress Jack and Muriel Bastock.

Town councillors agreed the couple, who died weeks apart last Christmas, would be remembered in honour of all they did for Kenilworth.

After agreeing on trees in Albion Street where long-standing councillor Jack was born, disagreements then broke out as to where best to plant them, and which were best suited to the residential area. Members have now finally settled on two snowy mespilus and two Persian ironwood which will be planted over the next few weeks.

Speaking at their last meeting, mayor Felicity Bunker urged members to get things moving.

“We agreed that we would put these trees in but there followed some confusion whether they would be too large for the area,” she said,

“This is dragging on and really these need to be planted before our next meeting.”

Cllr Dave Shilton who initially raised fears that trees may be too large and not suitable for the area, said: “ I have no problem with a memorial.

“I do have a problem with when people say small trees. I don’t consider 36ft as being small. These will be four to eight metres in width where people walk at night.”

Cllr Shilton welcomed the chosen type of trees which members agreed would not cause any disruption to residents around Albion Street.

Warwick District Council will plant the trees with a £540 contribution from the town council to complete the memorial.

 

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