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Press Release

Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Olympic Rings are blooming in Fareham

In November 2011 Fareham Borough Council, along with Fareham in Bloom volunteers and local sporting organisations planted bulbs at the four Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field sites within the borough to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The project involved working with young people with sporting interests, bringing them into green spaces and giving them an opportunity to participate in the bulb planting.

The four sites that were chosen to plant the bulbs to depict the 'Olympic Rings' were Seafield Park Recreation Ground in Hill Head, Allotment Road Recreation Ground in Sarisbury, Bath Lane Recreation Ground in Fareham and Wicor Recreation Ground in Portchester. These sites are particularly special as they have recently secured Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field status, and will therefore be permanently protected to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Councillor Connie Hockley said: "The Olympic Rings planting has been a community project and provides an Olympic legacy in the Borough of Fareham. Visitors to the sites will be able to enjoy the colourful Olympic Rings for many years to come."

ENDS

For Further Information Contact:
Janine Hensman, PR and Marketing Support Officer, Tel 01329 824302
fax: 01329 824505, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk
This and previous media releases can be viewed on the Council’s website: www.fareham.gov.uk/pressreleases
 



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