Village toasts Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a memorable touch
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A village has decided to honour the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by adding a touch of street furniture.
Three new benches have been installed in Sutton to mark 70 years since the Queen’s accession to the throne.
Parish clerk Rosie Hughes said: “I think it has gone down well. I think people are very appreciative we are commemorating the Platinum Jubilee.
“I think the seats cost £800-900 and £1,700 to install all three seats and they will remain in place for as long as they last.”
The benches, which can be seen on Painters Lane, Windmill Walk and Bellairs, were funded by Sutton Parish Council through a community infrastructure levy.
With one of the benches in disrepair, the latest additions coincide with the village’s existing benches to commemorate the First and Second World War.
Ms Hughes added: “I think the celebrations will be good for the village and I think the parish council felt it was good to have some commemorative benches that will stay afterwards.”