Sunday, 4 November 2012

Check out the new Town (sorry Jubilee) Square

Following my visit to Pares Woodland Garden on Saturday I dashed home for a quick change of clothes and then into Woking town centre.  I was attending the opening of the much improved square in the town centre, now re-named Jubilee Square.

A veritable host of dignitaries attended the event including the High Sheriff of Surrey, Chairman of Surrey County Council, Mayor of Woking, Leader of Woking Council and representatives from the contractors who worked on the new square and changes to Wolsey Place.

Paralympian Ade Adepitan unveils a sculpture of himself
The opening event involved the unveiling of a stone in the square, viewing the amazing pictures from Celebrate Woking over the year combined in fantastic mosaics, unveiling a sculpture of paralympian Ade Adepitan and a plaque from Woking Lions.
A mosaic picture like those now displayed in Peacock Walk

The new square is very impressive and so much more bright and open.  Having Cafe Rougé opening on to the square really brings life to the area.  However I still don't understand why the square was renamed.  As I found out after asking at a recent council meeting changing the name cost £5,000 in 'direct costs'.  

If you haven't been recently why not make time to take a look at the new square and maybe stop for a bite to eat at Cafe Rougé or Pret a Manger.

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