Stonesfield ~ Oxfordshire
Historic Cotswold Village

Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations

'Jubilee Oak' planted in Stonesfield at part of The Woodland Trust's Jubilee Woods project

As part of Stonesfield’s celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, on Wednesday 22 February an oak sapling was planted in the new Churchyard by the Parish Council ably aided and abetted by Rev Roy (wielding the pickaxe) on behalf of the Diocese.

This tree is Stonesfield Parish Council’s contribution to the Woodland Trust's appeal for a million trees to be planted across the country. It is listed as tree no. 15,975.

According to Wendy Gould, “A plaque will be added in due course and it is hoped that our Jubilee Oak will successfully grow on for hundreds of years to come.”

The Woodland Trust’s Jubilee Woods project aims to bring people across the UK together to plant 6 million trees to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 2012 Diamond Jubilee. It hopes to helpt create hundreds of Jubilee Woods and 60 special Diamond Woods, ‘transforming our landscape in a generation and providing a lasting and meaningful tribute for many years to come’.

Parish Council announces open meeting on 21 February to formulate Stonesfield's celebrations of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Wendy Gould of Stonesfield Parish Council:

On Monday, 4th June, Stonesfield will be laying on a day of celebration when there should be something for everybody.  All the village clubs and organisations are offering to take part in the festivities when we hope to have food, sport, plays, music, dressing-up, heritage corner and a Jubilee beacon to round it all off at the end of the day.  There is room for more if anyone has been missed out.

To catch up with the programme so far and discuss further ideas please come along to a meeting in the Village Hall on Tues, 21 Feb.