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A housing estate has been brightened up with an array of flowers and a tree ahead of the Queen’s Jubilee next weekend.

A tree and bench have been installed in Elsea Park in Bourne to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The bench is located in Little Garth between Haydock Park Drive and Newton Abbot Way.

The bench is open for everyone to use
The bench is open for everyone to use

Jono Brough, chairman of the Elsea Park Community Trust, said: “The idea was discussed in a board meeting and we looked at what land we owned.

“We thought this was a good piece of open land for feature landscaping.”

Funded by Tillia Homes, the space was formally opened by Coun Paul Fellows on his last day of being mayor of Bourne on Tuesday (May 24). He thanked the team for doing such a ‘fantastic job’.

Jono said: “The Queen has served an unprecedented 70 years as monarch and this is a once in a lifetime for everybody.”

A ‘picnic in the park’ with hog roast, bake-off, bar and free entertainment will be held at Elsea Park on Saturday next week (June 4) from midday until 5pm.

The bench is now available for everyone to

use.

“I look forward to seeing how this place will flourish in years to come,” Jono added.

l More jubilee events on pages 26 and 27



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