East Croydon Community Organisation will be staging a tree-planting ceremony next Wednesday, May 24.
The tree is being planted in memory of Joan Pick, a tenacious and dedicated campaigner for sustainable economic policies and one who gave outstanding service to the community in East Croydon in which she lived for the last 50 years of her life. Pick died earlier this year.
Wearing an old tracksuit, Pick was a familiar figure on Croydon streets, as she usually ran everywhere, refusing to travel by any means which entailed the use of fossil fuel.
The tree – probably a lime – will be planted in the bed on the eastern corner of Addiscombe Road and Bisenden Road. The brief ceremony will start at 11am.
Two of Joan’s family from America will be present for the ceremony.
ECCO is grateful to Croydon Council for preparing the tree-pit and providing the tree.
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This is a lovely way to remember Joan – she would have liked a tree being planted. I hope there will be a plaque somewhere nearby with a dedication.