The Parish Council has invited Major Tim Peake – British astronaut and former resident of Westbourne – to a celebration of his achievements on Thursday 12 July at 3.30pm at Monk’s Hill Recreation Ground, Westbourne.
Residents are invited to attend the event where Tim will unveil a plaque next to an oak tree which has been planted by the Parish Council, as well as officially open the recently refurbished playground.
Cllr Nigel Ricketts, Vice-Chair of the Parish Council, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming Tim back to his home and celebrating his successes with a permanent tribute that will inspire many for generations to come. It’s tradition for astronauts to plant a tree in the ‘avenue of heroes’ at Baikonur in Kazakhstan before they travel to space, and the Parish Council wanted to do the same for Tim in his home of Westbourne. We hope that as many residents as possible are able to join us to welcome Tim and celebrate his extraordinary achievements.”
For more information about the event, please contact the Parish Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07775654483.