Town Mayor Cllr Barry Jackman and Borough Councillor Keith Watts met on Daniel Park, the land in Whitchurch due to be preserved for ever as a Queen Elizabeth II Field, to discuss arrangements for the future management of the site. They agreed that Basingstoke & Deane Council, as owners of the field, should be held to their commitment to maintenance and improvement of the land in regular consultation with a local group of volunteers.

Keith Watts would be pleased to hear from any Whitchurch resident who wants to join the “Friends of the Queen Elizabeth Field, Whitchurch” by email to or by phoning 896969.

While the Councillors were on the site some young BMX enthusiasts arrived to use the facility (see picture).  Keith said “these are the people we are doing this for, the QE II Field will be protected as a recreation space for future generations”.

Barry and Keith also discussed some ideas for a celebration of this local achievement as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  “Across the country, communities will be having “Field Days” and Whitchurch will be welcoming anyone who wants to join our party.”


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