Local homebuilder is joined by Andrea Jenkyns MP and Leeds Rhinos at Jubilee ceremony

Five star homebuilder, Barratt Developments Yorkshire West is marking Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with The Big Tree Plant and a time capsule burial at its Ambler’s Meadow development in East Ardsley. 

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Queen’s reign, Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes has planted over 1,500 trees in communities across Britain. The Jubilee Big Tree Plant sees the country’s largest housebuilder plant trees to recognise the Queen’s wish to create a legacy for future generations. 

With developments across both West and South Yorkshire, Barratt Developments Yorkshire West teamed up with Saint John the Baptist Primary School as part of an ongoing partnership with the Sheffield school. The pupils were tasked to create some congratulatory posters for Her Majesty, which were added to a time capsule and buried at the Wakefield development.

MP Andrea Jenkyns, Jarrod O’Connor from Leeds Rhinos and the team from Barratt Developments Yorkshire West were all in attendance to witness the time capsule burial and tree planting ceremony, which took place at Ambler’s Meadow on Tuesday 31st of May. 

Ian Ruthven, Managing Director of Barratt Developments Yorkshire West commented: “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 bring together Barratt Developments Yorkshire West, MP Andrea Jenkyns and Jarrod O’Connor to mark the Queen’s Jubilee celebration.”

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.

Barratt Developments Yorkshire West is building a collection of high quality new homes across Yorkshire. To find out more please visit: www.barratthomes.co.uk and www.dwh.co.uk