Avis saves the day as oak tree marks centenary

17 August 2018

Radford Semele - tree plantingThe Warwickshire Federation of the Women’s Institute is celebrating 100 years since it was established, and to commemorate the occasion, local members gathered to plant a tree at a flourishing new part of the Radford Semele community.

The team at Bovis Homes’ Semele Park was delighted to receive the new oak tree in its park area, after a request came in from local resident Avis Wainwright and the Radford Semele WI.

“We were given an oak sapling at the Centenary Annual Meeting of the Warwickshire Federation of Women’s Institutes, and after tending to it carefully, we set about searching the village for a suitable place to plant it,” says Christine Smith, President of the Radford Semele WI. “We thought we had found just the place, but when we arrived to dig the hole, we discovered that we couldn’t plant it there.”  

In stepped Radford Semele WI member, Avis, who moved into Semele Park in 2016. She spoke to the sales team at the location to see if Bovis Homes could help.

“We were only too happy to assist the WI ladies,” says sales advisor Julie Hewson. “It’s great that we have been able to bring something with a historical, local link to a brand-new part of the community. It’s also lovely that residents will be able to watch it grow and flourish as the community does the same thing.”

Representatives from Bovis Homes and new village residents joined members of the WI for the tree planting ceremony.

“Bovis Homes organised a lovely afternoon to celebrate the tree planting. We were introduced to some of our new villagers and enjoyed some tea and cake together in the show home. We would like to thank everyone at Bovis Homes for a memorable event,” says Christine.