09:15AM, Thursday 05 July 2012
A little-used corner of The Goswells in Windsor has been transformed after a fountain was completed to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Visitors have been flocking to view the Jubilee Fountain on the corner of Barry Avenue and Goswell Road, which will be officially opened on Thursday, July 12, at 11.30am.
Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, Mary Bayliss, will be joined by Royal Borough mayor Colin Rayner and council leader David Burbage for the ceremony.
The 25 metre fountain with a three metre radius centre circular pool cost £107,600 and was paid for by developer contributions and council contractors ISS Waterers.
Its design is derived from the Crown Jewels, with a long sceptre-like canal containing a line of vertical jets, and at the centre a crown is adorned with 60 stone spheres.
The open space also features a new garden, seating, and ornamental planting using a diamond jubilee theme with white, grey, silver and purple plants.
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.