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GENIUS IDEA: 5-year-old from Little Chalfont suggests commemorative benches

 Published on: 20th March 2022   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

A young pupil from Little Chalfont Primary School has come up with an idea that will benefit walkers across Buckinghamshire.

Tulsi, 5, often walks along the same route with her Grandmother on Sundays and noticed that she often needed somewhere to rest along the way.

She took the initiative to speak to local councillors, who were hosting a stall in Little Chalfont, to ask if a bench could be installed along the walking path. The council thought Tulsi’s idea was a great one, and agreed to purchase five benches in honour of The Queens Platinum Jubilee.

Councillor Mark Dormer, Community Board Coordinator for Amersham and Villages said: “I am delighted that we have managed to find Tulsi and we will ensure that we install the bench in the exact spot she wanted for her granny.”

“Amersham and Villages Community Board are keen to hear where residents would like us to situate the other Platinum Jubilee benches, please do let us know by visiting our Facebook page or by emailing

“The essence of the Community Board is participation, so please do get in touch and let us know how you would like to get involved.”

Tulsi was delighted that councillors had got on board with her idea. She said: “I feel happy that they are putting benches in lots of villages so other people can remind themselves of the Queen’s Jubilee.”

Buckinghamshire Council is now in the process of installing commemorative benches before Spring.

A number of celebrations will be taking place across The Chalfonts to commemorate The Queens Platinum Jubilee including the Big Jubilee Lunch on June 5 and village street parties.


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