THE newly refurbished Princess Diana Memorial Gardens in Rhos-on-Sea has been reopened by cllr Neil Bastow, Mayor of Colwyn Bay.

Rhos on Sea Rotary club members decided to refurbish the garden again as a fitting memorial to the Princess’s good works. The Rotarians have maintained the garden keeping it tidy, planting new flowers and trimming hedges for a number of years.

David Jones MP for Clwyd West reminded those gathered of how the Princess had brought joy into the lives of so many people with her kindness and caring for those in need before her tragic death in a road accident in Paris 22 years ago.

The small seating area and garden is located at the corner of Colwyn Avenue and Penrhyn Avenue. It gives passers by the opportunity to sit and perhaps reflect on her life.

The Rev David Lewis led prayers of thanks and a rededication of the garden. The Mayor cut the ribbon and thanked all those whose hard work had made this project possible.

Rotarian Wyn Jones said: ”We have enjoyed carrying out this project which brings a peaceful corner to our village for all to enjoy.”

He added: “Particular thanks should go to Rotarians Sue Williams and Cliff Large who have led the project.

“The club will continue to maintain and develop the garden on a regular basis to ensure its future."

He added: “We are most grateful to Bob Howarth of Castle Landscapes and his team and the generous support from Julia Hulme of B & Q, Llandudno, Tim and Hanna Evans of Snowdonia Nurseries, Tina Early and the members of the Bay of Colwyn Town Council, Conwy Council and neighbours living around the garden who helped us in making this project a success.”