The Titchfield Abbey Women's institute revealed a new picnic bench, complete with a brass plaque, last week thanks to a community grant of £975 from Fareham Borough Council.
The new bench located at Barry's Meadow play area complements the existing benches which are regularly used by local families. The Women's Institute (WI) contributed £300 towards the project, £260 of which was raised by raffling a patchwork quilt and the Titchfield Village Trust contributed £40.
Executive Member for Leisure and Community, Cllr Sue Bell said: "The bench commemorates the WI's 100th birthday this month. It is a wonderful gift to the local community from both the Titchfield Abbey and Titchfield Women's Institutes and will be enjoyed by many residents."
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