‘Peace tree’ planted to symbolise city growth as refugees head to Milton Keynes

Peace tree planting
Peace tree planting

A ‘peace tree’ has been planted to symbolise the growth of the city as Milton Keynes prepares to welcome Syrian refugees.

MK Islamic Arts and Culture (MKIAC) invited the mayor, the high sheriff and community faith and non-faith leaders to the planting ceremony at MK College on Monday.

Founder of MKIAC, Anouar Kassim said: “Britain has always been a country full of compassion.

“We have this tradition and that is what makes us unique – it’s what makes us British.

“When the refugees join us we need to work harder on our diversity and equality.”