Andover Town Council proposes that the Vigo Recreation Ground be renamed to Queen Elizabeth II Park in celebration of the monarch’s 90th Birthday.
The Town Council has written to Test Valley Borough Council, who own the Recreation Ground, asking for the name to be formally changed, and is currently awaiting further instructions as to how to proceed. It was hoped that the name could be changed ahead of The Queen’s official 90th Birthday.
The monarch’s birthday has been celebrated in the United Kingdom since 1748. There, the Queen’s Official Birthday has, since 1974, been marked on the Saturday in the range 11 – 17 June, this year it falls on 11th June.
“There are a range of celebrations planned in and around Andover, and renaming this town park would be a fitting tribute.”