Trees symbolise growth of community

An Inter-faith tree-planting event taking place at Boston Park, Rotherham. Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Rose McNeely, centre-back, went along to lend a helping-hand
An Inter-faith tree-planting event taking place at Boston Park, Rotherham. Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Rose McNeely, centre-back, went along to lend a helping-hand
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A TREE-PLANTING ceremony was held in Rotherham to symbolise peace and understanding in the community.

Seven trees were planted in Boston Park, off Boston Castle Grove, Moorgate, designed to represent love and understanding between the different communities in the borough.

Organised by Rotherham Ethnic Minority Association and Rotherham Interfaith Group, the ceremony was attended by local politicians and representatives from different faith groups.

The event is part of the ‘One Town, One Community’ ethos being promoted in Rotherham, designed to create a feeling of community, unity, mutual understanding and shared values.

Coun Hussain said: “These trees were carefully chosen to represent the population of Rotherham and to symbolise peace and understanding between different groups. Our hope is that these trees will grow and flourish as our community does in Rotherham and the event will provide a good opportunity to build understanding and unity between different faiths.”