Seat will mark major month

ONE of the new seats in Morpeth Market Place will be dedicated to a major month for the town.

The wooden benches were replaced earlier this year with more durable plastic models, which will be easier to maintain.

Many of them have been dedicated to the memory of loved ones, as with the wooden ones, but one seat was left free.

And Morpeth Town Council’s Property and Asset Management Committee agreed to the recommendation to put a plaque on it to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Olympic Torch relay coming through the town centre.

It will read ‘In celebration of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee – 4th June 2012 and the Olympic Torch carried through Morpeth – 14th June 2012’.