Tree tribute to parish council leader Richard

Dorothy Enderby planting a tree in memory of husband Richard with Hogsthorpe Allotments chairman Eric Graham

Dorothy Enderby planting a tree in memory of husband Richard with Hogsthorpe Allotments chairman Eric Graham

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A popular parish councillor has been honoured at a tree planting ceremony in his memory.

Allotment holders in Hogsthorpe wanted to provide a fitting tribute to Richard Enderby who passed away aged 72 in August.

Plot holders donated funds for the tree and plaque in recognition of Mr Enderby, who was chairman of the parish council at the time of his death.

His widow Dorothy was invited to plant the weeping cherry tree at the ceremony on Saturday. She said: “I think this is marvellous and very unexpected.”

Dad of three Mr Enderby was a familiar figure at the Mill Lane allotments, walking his dog Harvey and regularly stopping for a chat with the gardeners.

Allotment holders branch chairman Eric Graham said: “Richard was a good friend to everybody on the allotments and because of his work within the community all the plot holders decided to pay for a tree and plaque in his memory.”

Allotment holder Peter Hooton said: “Every time 
Richard came up he would 
always have a chat and helped us to get wire fence and a skip for the rubbish.

“He was a very good gentleman.”