Neil O'Brien, MP for Harborough, Oadby & Wigston joined a tree planting ceremony on the 22nd December 2021, at Brocks Hill Country Park in Oadby.
The trees were gifted by Japan as part of the Sakura Cherry Tree Project, to celebrate the friendship and relationship between the UK and Japan. Twelve trees were gifted in total and will be planted across the Borough, at Uplands Park, Peace Memorial Park and William Gunning Park in Oadby, Wigston and South Wigston respectively.
At the ceremony, Neil was joined by Mayor of O&W, Cllr Lily Kaufman and Chair of the Council's Environmental Working Group, Cllr David Carter.
Neil said, “This is a symbol of the important relationship and international friendship we enjoy with Japan and its peoples. It’s very fitting that this is in the form of these trees as we commit to making Oadby & Wigston greener, and I’d like to thank all involved in the project and helping to bring this to fruition, so the trees can be enjoyed for years and decades to come.”