Jubilee beacon installed in Deeping St James

Deeping St James parish councillors 'Phil Dilks, Judy Stevens, Stuart Wallis, Kate Shinkins and Ashley Baxter, along with Coun Baxter's daughter Alice, eight, with the village's new jubilee beacon
Deeping St James parish councillors 'Phil Dilks, Judy Stevens, Stuart Wallis, Kate Shinkins and Ashley Baxter, along with Coun Baxter's daughter Alice, eight, with the village's new jubilee beacon
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JUBILEE celebrations will be given an extra spark in Deeping St James after the installation of a beacon.

Deeping St James Parish Council decided to do something special to celebrate the Queen’s 60th year on the throne and asked Garford Farm Machinery to help them out.

The firm made a metal basket for the beacon and on Thursday helped install it in the newly-named Jubilee Park in Thacker’s Way.

Coun Ashley Baxter hopes the beacon will enourage more people to visit the park, which used to be known as the Thacker’s Way Open Space.

He said: “I think people will feel better towards the park just for the sake of it being called a park. It has been fairly neglected but it is now becoming a better area.

“We have done some planting for the East Midlands in Bloom effort and have carried out litter picks. It’s becoming more like a park and less like a recreation ground.”

The jubilee beacon will be lit on June 4, with an accompaniment by Spalding Brass Band.