Milverton Court Leet oak trees

The Court Leet of the Royal Borough of Milverton originated in Anglo Saxon times and was the governing authority for the Milverton “Hundred” on behalf of the reigning monarch. It preceded the establishment of local authorities and magistrates and today’s office holders are Port Reeve, Bailif, Ale Taster and Water Tester. A Town Crier can also be nominated. Membership is 24 men from within the Milverton Hundred, those who have been resident for at least ten years and elected by the Leet.

At the March twice yearly meeting, Jurors agreed that the Leet would provide and organise the planting of 7 oak trees at the recreation ground by kind permission of the trustees to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee. That is 1 tree for each decade of Her reign. A suitable plaque will be installed in June to mark the area and the Leet’s contribution and the trees will be planted towards the end of the year at the optimum planting time.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at approximately 5.15pm at the Big Lunch on Sunday 5 June at the Recreation Ground.