Flowerbed and ‘mock trial’ marks magistrates’ 650th anniversary
Published Tuesday 2nd August 2011
Ipswich Borough Council parks staff have laid out the flowerbed in the Henley Road entrance to Christchurch Park opposite Ipswich School to commemorate 650 years of Justices of the Peace.
The colourful flowerbed contains approximately 5,000 plants and is traditionally laid out to mark a significant anniversary each year.
The Magistrates' Association, set up in 1920, represents the magistracy to government, organisations, the media and the general public. The Association is leading national celebrations marking this important anniversary.
In Ipswich, the court house in Elm Street will be open on the afternoon of Saturday 10th September from noon to 3pm in conjunction with the Heritage Open Weekend. There will be an opportunity of being able to see a "mock trial" and to find out more about the workings of the court.