Staff at the Centurion Village development in Leyland recently took part in a Jubilee Big Tree Plant to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Queen’s reign, Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes – subsidiaries of Barratt Group – have planted over 1,500 trees in communities across Britain.

The Jubilee Big Tree Plant saw the country’s largest housebuilder plant trees to recognise the Queen’s wish to create a legacy for future generations.

Michaela Lancaster, Sales Director at Barratt Homes Manchester, said: “Her Majesty The Queen has been a constant positive force in all of our lives since taking the throne in 1953.

“We wanted to recognise her incredible service to the country and her communities by fulfilling Her Majesty’s wish to plant trees that improve the sustainability of the local environment. It was wonderful to be able to mark the Queen’s Jubilee celebration in this way.”

Barratt Homes has continued its celebration of the Platinum Jubilee by becoming a long-term partner of the Royal Horticultural Society, whose patron is the Queen. Barratt Homes, which was named Sustainable House Builder of the Year, will sponsor the water feature within the show-shopping Paradise Garden at RHS Bridgewater in Salford, the first urban garden created by the RHS.

Centurion Village is just south of Preston and will offer residents the chance to live a rural life in the town of Leyland. The M6 is a short distance away for convenient commuting links, as well as the Forest of Bowland being located nearby to offer beautiful walks through nature.