Parish Councillors acknowledged the service of former chairman Gordon Rogers at a short ceremony held at the Westfield Road play area recently.
Three trees have been planted, one of which marks the service Mr Rogers has given to the council. He was chairman for five years until May this year and in total had served on the council for eleven years.
The new council chairman Steve Brown said the council owed a large debt to Mr Rogers who had served the council and village for many years. He said the tree was a symbol of his service.
The three trees were planted earlier this year and have been watered regularly by Westfield Road residents Joe and Emma Rudman.