The Jubilee Fountain was built in 1897 to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. It was a public drinking fountain built out of yellow York stone, but was sadly found vandalised on the morning of the celebration, having been covered in boiling tar. Fast forward over 120 years and although some restoration work has taken place, it has never been fully restored, to once again offer drinking water to passers by. We would like a survey to be carried out to ascertain if restoring the fountain to provide drinking water again, is possible and then arrange for said works to be carried out, bringing this historical asset alive again.
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Why it's a great idea:
The world is changing and we are slowly realising the damage we are doing, by continuing to use single use plastics. Restoration of this fountain will mean access to free drinking water, not only for local residents, but visitors to our town. It will become a hub for cyclists, walkers, shoppers and tourists. You only have to look at countries like Italy to see fountains through out towns and it is an attractive asset. It is already surrounded by benches and beautiful flower beds, on our historic High Street. Aside from putting East Grinstead on the map, for being a proactive town by taking steps to protect our environment, it is a beautiful piece of history that has never been fully restored. We now have a chance to do this through the crowd funding portal.
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