Wimborne town square reopens with new Jubilee stone
Wimborne Town Square has been officially reopened following a £400,000 improvement programme.
A Diamond Jubilee stone has been carved to form the centrepiece of the new development, which was completed last month.
Artist Anna Bowen hand-carved lettering out of Branshaw Sandstone to form paving in the new pedestrian area.
Local councillors believe the work will make Wimborne a more attractive place to visit.
Dance and street theatre marked the opening ceremony, with festivities set to continue throughout the Diamond Jubilee weekend.
Councillor Lucy Clark, chairman of East Dorset District Council, helped unveil the new design.
She said: "It's a very special event as far as Wimborne is concerned.
"After many years of waiting, we now have a town square to be proud of. Everyone has been very excited in the weeks and days before this.
"It's important that we spend the money now and look to the future to make Wimborne an attractive place for people to come and visit."