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You can sponsor new benches

Residents from Newmarket are being given the opportunity to sponsor some new benches that are being installed as part of a refurbishment of the High Street.

Member of the High Street regeneration committee have ordered thirteen new benches and will be installed with new waste bins. The benches include a specially designed racing horse logo and are being paid for by Forest Heath District Council.

Committee members are giving residents the chance to become part of a sponsorship scheme that is similar to the one the town council has with its benches on The Severals.

The sponsorship scheme allows people to dedicate the bench to a loved one.

Sponsorship costs £450 and this price includes the bench and its installation, the dedication plaque and future maintenance of the bench by the town council.

If you would like to find out more or sponsor a bench, contact the town council on 01638 667227.

The regeneration committee will also be improving the High Street by re-aligning decorative planters and re-planting. This will be completed in partnership with Simpson’s Nursery in Fordham.

The aim is to complete the project in time for the Olympic Torch parade through Newmarket on Saturday 7th July.

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