New stone and plaque placed on town’s rec’

The newly installed commemorative plaque and stone at Boston Road Recreation Ground. EMN-150119-172712001
The newly installed commemorative plaque and stone at Boston Road Recreation Ground. EMN-150119-172712001

A commemorative plaque mounted on a stone has been installed at a Sleaford playing field.

It follows Sleaford Town Council signing up Boston Road Recreation Ground to the ‘Diamond Jubilee Queen Elizabeth II Fields In Trust’ scheme a little over a year ago.

Fields in Trust is a charity that safeguards recreational spaces and campaigns for better statutory protection for all kinds of outdoor sites. To mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, a special programme of protection was held.

Since signing up to the scheme, the council has been seeking a permanent sign to mark the arrangement.

Mayor Coun Keith Dolby has been in negotiations for some time which has seen a large lump of Ancaster stone donated by Goldstone Quarry of Ancaster and the Fields In Trust plaque has been placed on the stone by Lincolnshire Co-operative Society’s stonemasons.

Chairman of the town council’s services committee Coun Garry Titmus told members at their meeting on January 7 that a date for the official unveiling by a special guest is yet to be decided.

Coun Dolby said he hopes to see an official ceremony in the spring to coincide with the opening of the new Sleaford Museum and public toilet near the Handley Monument, so the dignitary could be asked to attend both events in one visit.