Tree planting marks anniversary of Higher Trapp hotel

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THIRTY saplings have been planted in the grounds of a Ribble Valley hotel to mark a special anniversary.

Pupils from Simonstone Primary School helped Simon Doughty, of Lavender Hotels which owns the Higher Trapp, and general manager Maxine Walsh plant the trees.

They were planted to celebrate the 30th birthday of Best Western, the largest group of independently owned and managed hotels.

Over half-an-acre of land in the Higher Trapp's estate has been earmarked for the new trees, which include Tilia, Rowan and Prunus trees.

Mr Doughty, said: "We are delighted children from St Peter's Primary School were able to join us to celebrate the 30th birthday of Best Western. The trees will be a lasting memory of the exciting day which the hotel, its guests and the local community can enjoy for years to come."