On Sunday 28th August, members of the Peterborough Sikh Community came together near Orton Mere on the north side of the River Nene, for the official launch of 'Guru Nanak Lane' - the avenue of trees planted in honour of Guru Nanak's 550th birthday.

The tree planting project began in 2019 with various Sikh community tree planting events happening over the years since then. To date, 55 small trees and 190 tree whips have been planted out of total of 550, which will be planted over the next few years - 550 trees to represent Guru Nanak's 550th birthday. Guru Nanak is the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus.

Staff from Nene Park Trust and PECT were also present at the launch event, where an interpretation plaque about the project was unveiled. There were also prayers, speeches and celebration food, enjoyed by all. The trees have been funded by the Sikh community's fundraising with support from PECT as part of their Forest for Peterborough Project.