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Tape is cut on new knot

You have to get special permission to cross a "Police Aware" tape, let alone cut through it.

But permission from the top was granted for a ceremonial cutting of the tape to mark the official launch of a fledgling medieval knot garden designed and built by Boston Volunteer Police Cadets.

The unveiling took place in time for in-bloom judges to take in the new feature in the grounds of Boston Stump as they completed their tour of the town.

The cadets, under the supervision of Peter Hunn, Boston Borough Council's community safety manager, marked out their garden design and removed the tough top layer of turf before planting up the area. Boston's Mint supermarket donated £150 towards the knot garden which went towards box hedging, slate and stones.

The new knot garden complements one elsewhere in the Stump grounds created by South Lincolnshire Horticultural Society and which is now reaching maturity.

The cadets' knot garden celebrates the 30th anniversary of Boston Volunteer Police Cadets.

The ribbon was cut by Chief Superintendant Paul Timmins and Boston Mayor Cllr Bernard Rush. Also pictured are cadets Tamara and Stephen.

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