Jubilee walk and bench unveiled at Dinton Pastures

Jubilee walk and bench unveiled in at Dinton Pastures

HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Walk at Dinton Pastures

Platinum Jubilee celebrations started early in Wokingham with the unveiling of two new regal-inspired installations at Hurst’s Dinton Pastures Country Park.

In honour of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II’s seventy-year reign a new bench, complete with commemorative sign, has been installed and the previously titled ‘Black Swan Lake Loop’ has been renamed ‘Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Walk’.

Newly appointed Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr Caroline Smith, accompanied by Cllr Ian Shenton, executive member for environment, officially declared ‘Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Walk’ and bench open on Wednesday June 1 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

To complement the occasion, shiny platinum scissors and a rich purple ribbon were used.

The hand-carved commemorative bench offers views of the Black Swan Lake and is located at a favoured bird feeding area. The lake's walkway is 3.2km long and takes in the woodland and wildlife scenery.

Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee was not the only reason for a name revival for the walk. It was given in the hope of inspiring locals to get out and active. 

Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Caroline Smith, said: “We support our residents to lead happy, healthy lives and provide access to good facilities. These facilities help to complement an active lifestyle and with the addition of the commemorative bench and renaming of the walking route, we are providing residents and people who visit the borough opportunities to explore the great outdoors whilst celebrating the Platinum Jubilee.

“On behalf of Wokingham Borough, I would like to extend my congratulations and sincere gratitude to Her Majesty The Queen after an incredible 70 years of service. Her dedication to serve our country has been remarkable and I am honoured to kickstart the Jubilee celebrations here in Wokingham Borough.”




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