The deputy mayor of Chippenham has helped plant a tree to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Residents at St Andrew's Lodge development, on The Causeway, were joined by Liz Alstrom, deputy mayor, to plant a crab apple sapling in the home's communal gardens.

It is one of over 40 trees that Churchill Retirement Living, which runs St Andrew's Lodge, will plant across the country this year.

Caroline Haswell, senior regional marketing manager for Churchill Retirement Living, said: “It was great to welcome everyone to this special event to kick off this year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at St Andrew’s Lodge.

"There are plenty more events happening soon at the Lodge to mark the Queen’s Jubilee year.”

The tree was planted as part of the “Queen’s Green Canopy” initiative, helping to highlight the value of trees and woodlands as nature’s way to clean the air we breathe, slow the impact of climate change, create important wildlife habitats and improve our general health and wellbeing.

There will be several events to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee later this year. Her Majesty will celebrate 70 years on the throne, which will be marked by a four-day bank holiday weekend from June 2-5.