A VILLAGE is benefitting after winning a company's 'Tree for the Jubilee' competition.

To celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee people across the UK are being encouraged to plant trees.

The Queen's Green Canopy aims to create a network of individual trees, avenues and woodlands in honour of Her Majesty's service and the legacy she has built.

Southminster-based business Dengie partnered with Langthorns Plantery to host a competition to provide trees for their customers to win.

The winners of the competition were invited to pick from a range of trees supplied by the plantery.

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One of the tree winners was Gerald Lewsey, chairman of St Lawrence Parish Council.

Mr Lewsey chose an Acer Cappadocicum to plant at the Jubilee Field in St Lawrence in front of the Village Hall.

The children from Diddydots Nursery were on hand to help plant the tree last week and will be helping the parish council to take care of it.

Mr Lewsey said: "At St Lawrence Parish Council we are proud to be part of the platinum celebrations.

"We will also be part of the beacon lighting celebrations on June 2."