Queen gives royal seal of approval for Boston’s Jubilee Fountain

Coun Yvonne Gunter with the letter from the Queen
Coun Yvonne Gunter with the letter from the Queen

Royal connections have been forged in Boston – after a borough council employee received a letter from Her Majesty the Queen.

Parks and grounds supervisor Kevin Field received a letter and commemorative card from the monarch after writing to her telling her about the town’s ill-fated jubilee fountain, which has been attacked by vandals twice in its short existence.

Writing on behalf of Coun Yvonne Gunter, portfolio holder for parks and open spaces, Kevin told the Queen the fountain and surrounding jubilee garden had been opened as part of the jubilee celebrations in June.

In her reply, Her Majesty said she was ‘deeply moved’ by the response to her Diamond Jubilee earlier this year, and was grateful for the council’s initative, a spokesman said.

He added she said she was ‘saddened’ to hear that it had been vandalised, and she hoped it could be restored.

Coun Gunter said: “It was very good of Kevin to write to the Queen and we are ecstatic to have had such a response back from her. What better acknowledgement of effort and duty could you receive than that from Her Majesty herself.

“It’s to be hoped that, with recognition for the garden and fountain from the Queen, that it will now be treated with respect and, as Her Majesty has said, be there to give pleasure to local residents for years to come.”