G H Smith

Opening Times
Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.00pm
Tel: 01845 421 015


The Thirsk Weekly News is a family-owned paper for Thirsk and the surrounding area

New tree trail to provide memorial to those who died due to Covid-19...

11th February, 2023.

A new tree trail is being introduced across North Yorkshire to act as a lasting memorial to all those who lost their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic and to thank people for contributing so much.

Eight trees are being planted across the county, including at County Hall in Northallerton.

The first two planting ceremonies have now taken place and six more events are planned during the next six weeks.

The tree-planting scheme has been led by staff in the health and adult services directorate at North Yorkshire County Council, which includes the public health and adult social care services.

Staff at the council’s tree and woodland service bought the trees, which include Japanese Elm, Sweet Chestnut, Columnar Mountain Ash and Common Walnut, from a garden centre in Leeming Bar.

Staff from across the county council as well as colleagues in North Yorkshire’s district and borough authorities, the voluntary and community sector, housing and care providers and the NHS will be attending the tree-planting ceremonies.

Trees were planted Thursday 2 February at County Hall in Northallerton, and the Meadowfields Extra Care housing scheme, which is owned and managed by Housing 21, in Thirsk..........

(To read the rest of this article go along to your nearest stockist and buy a copy of the paper)

To view archived news stories please click here.