Vandal-hit Jubilee Fountain to return to park

BOSTON’S vandal-struck Jubilee Fountain is set to be returned to the town later in the summer – and it will be put back in exactly the same place it came from.

The commemorative fountain, which celebrated the Queen’s 60 years on the throne, was removed from Central Park less than a week after it was officially opened, after it was attacked and broken by vandals.

It has since been stored away at Boston Borough Council’s Fen Road depot, but the authority says it now has plans to restore the decoration to its rightful place.

The decision was made following a vote at last week’s Boston Town Area Committee meeting.

The structure will be reinforced in a bid to avoid future vandalism.

Coun Yvonne Gunter, the council’s portfolio holder for open spaces, said: “Many people who have spoken to me about the vandalism have said they were horrified by what happened. They said how beautiful they had found it to be.

“The fountain is of solid construction, and very heavy, but the vandals were determined that it should be damaged. It will be reinforced for its return.”

A date has not yet been set for the fountain to return to its home in the park.

In the meantime the base will be planted with flowers to help with efforts towards Boston in Bloom, which will be judged next month.

The council said the fountain vandalism was the latest in a catalogue of daily problems at the park.