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Tree marks park’s centenary

Posted onPosted on 18th Dec
Tree marks park’s centenary

Schoolchildren helped conservation group members to plant a tree in Mansfield’s Titchfield Park to commemorate 100 years since the park was handed over to the town’s council.

The holm oak tree was given to the Maun Conservation Group thanks to a Greenwood Community Tree Planting Grant.

Four children from King Edward Primary School planted the tree with help from members of the council’s parks team and the conservation group.

The land has been used since 1880 as a recreational area by the public and was formerly known as Nottingham Road Pleasure Grounds or The Water Meadows.

In 1914, the park was renamed Titchfield Park to mark the coming of age of the Duke of Portland’s son, the Marquis of Titchfield.

At this time, the Duke of Portland gave the park to The Mansfield Corporation, now known as Mansfield District Council.

Coun Philip Shields, portfolio holder for the environment, said: “We are fortunate to have active and committed friends groups across the District who play a vital role working alongside our parks staff to improve our parks and to secure funding for improvements. This new tree from the Greenwood Community Forest will further enhance the park by making it more attractive, providing shade and improving biodiversity.”