East Williamston Community Council had four reasons to mark a successful summer for its popular ‘Jubilee Park and Nature Trail’.

Situated in the village, the park has become very popular with walkers, dog owners and families with children and the Council continues to explore more ways to improve this local amenity.

Significant financial support from Pembrokeshire County Council’s Enhancing Pembrokeshire Grant scheme enabled the replacement of the park’s ageing small tractor with a more powerful new multi-purpose machine, which will be invaluable to the maintenance volunteers in their efforts to develop, maintain and beautify the park for many years to come.

Over several years, the park has been the recipient of a Green Flag Award from Keep Wales Tidy, in recognition of its high standards.

The tradition was continued in 2022 and became a source of pride to all who work so hard to make the area a pleasant place for everyone to enjoy.

The future beautification of the natural surroundings was enhanced this year by the planting of an oak tree to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. With the sad passing of Her Majesty the tree will serve as a tribute to her memory, with a dedication plaque soon to be placed beside it.

Of particular interest to younger park users has been the renewal of the equipment in the children’s play area, which was carefully researched and sourced. It has been enthusiastically welcomed and has become a great attraction.

A photograph was taken to highlight all the summer improvements together, with Community Councillors (and park maintenance volunteers) pictured (left to right) - Doug McIntosh, Pete Strydom and Ian Wilkinson and County Councillor Jacob Williams.

The recently-planted tree, new tractor and striking Green Flag all feature prominently and the children’s play equipment can be clearly seen in the background.