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Tower Hamlets Remembers: A tree planting event to mark the pandemic

Posted on: 28 October 2021

Earlier this month, Tower Hamlets Council organised a series of events to mark the pandemic and to pay tribute to all those lost to the virus, and Health Visitor, Hannah Spiring represented the Care Group by attending a tree planting event in Victoria Park.

“Tower Hamlets Remembers” also offered an opportunity to remember and salute the tremendous effort made by so many across the borough and to recognise the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the community of Tower Hamlets and the lives of individual residents in the borough.

Hannah said: “The event consisted of short speeches from many services across the borough including health, education and social services, with input from the Faith communities and COVID-19 volunteers.” 

There were speeches from Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs and Rushnara Ali, MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, who both gave thanks for the way the borough adapted to the challenge of the pandemic. 

Following the planting of three trees in Victoria Park, a group of school children also planted a selection of spring bulbs.

Trees have been planted in many parks across the borough. Click here to find out more.

There is also an opportunity to archive your memories of the pandemic and leave your tributes. 

You can do this here.