Tree is planted in memory of a councillor

Ceremony was held to mark the unveiling of a tree and plaque in memory of former Chatteris Town Coun

Ceremony was held to mark the unveiling of a tree and plaque in memory of former Chatteris Town Councillor Rosemary Stimson, who died last year - Credit: Archant

A TREE has been planted in memory of former Chatteris town councillor Rosemary Stimson,

A TREE has been planted in memory of former Chatteris town councillor Rosemary Stimson,

Mrs Stimson’s family and councillors joined the ceremony which was performed by the deputy mayor James Carney.

Tribute was paid to the late Mrs Stimson who was a town councillor for 22 years. She was a former vice chairman of the council and chairman of the planning working group and an active member of the summer festival committee.

She also represented the council on several outside bodies including the Museum and King Edward Centre Trustees.


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Her love of nature was well known and she often fought the felling of trees and did all she could to preserve wildlife in the town. When she knew she was dying Mrs Stimson asked if a living tree could be planted in her memory rather than a bench which was made of dead wood.

The oak tree was planted at Little Acre Fen where trees have also been planted by the Women’s Institute.

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The aim is to create a pocket park to be enjoyed by all with the newly-planted tree at the centre of that park.

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