Vandals force fountain tribute to Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to be removed from Boston park

Yvonne Gunter with vandalised Jubilee fountain.
Yvonne Gunter with vandalised Jubilee fountain.

IT WAS described as a ‘lasting tribute to the Queen’ – but it only lasted two days.

Boston’s Jubilee Fountain has been brought down by youths in a spate of vandalism in Central Park.

The fountain, only switched on last Monday during the town’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, was damaged on Wednesday after two girls were seen standing on the top tiers, rocking it.

With the stone structure left unsafe, parks staff took it down and it is now lying in pieces at Boston Borough Council’s Fen Road depot.

Coun Yvonne Gunter, who came up with the idea of the fountain, which cost about £1,000, as a ‘lasting tribute’, said: “It saddens me that someone would want to damage the fountain which was there for people to enjoy and to remind us of our Queen’s Jubilee.”

The damage is the latest in what the council is calling a ‘daily catalogue of mindless vandalism’ at the park.

See this week’s Boston Standard for more on this story.