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Jubilee Gardens replanted to celebrate women’s suffrage

Councillors planting flowers in Jubilee Gardens

Local councillors planted Jubilee Gardens in Bracknell town centre in purple and white flowers to mark the centenary of women getting the vote.

This year marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918. The act gave women over 30 who owned property the right to vote, and eventually led to women getting full suffrage in 1928. The act also allowed men over the age of 21 to vote. The colours were chosen to reflect the purple, white and green colours of the suffrage flag.

The garden will be part of a programme of events taking place across the country for National Democracy Week from Monday, 2 July 2018.

Cllr Mrs Gill Birch said

“I was delighted to help plant flowers in celebration of the 100th anniversary since women’s suffrage. We hope residents will enjoy the flowers over the summer and remember the triumph which allowed women to enjoy the democratic rights we have today.”