Businesses in Bournemouth town centre have been praised for a magnificent effort in flying the flag for the Jubilee celebrations thanks to the Town Centre BID.
The team rushed round with 300 special jubilee packs in the 48 hours before the festivities began on Thursday.
Scores of shops, hospitality venues and offices decked out their windows with the red, white and blue posters, Union flags and bunting for the holiday weekend festivities.
BID Chief Operating Officer Paul Kinvig said: “The town centre looked absolutely fantastic with decorated window displays and bunting hung up along the streets. The Square, Westover Road and Old Christchurch Road were particularly amazing.
“Our town centre businesses across all sectors, with national chains and local independents, have been brilliant in playing their part in this momentous weekend.”
He added: “Members of the BID team were superb in getting everything out to the business community and without their efforts, the town centre would not look as fantastic as it does.”
Kas Restelica of cafe restaurant Del Marco in Albert Road, said: “We are really proud and privileged to be able to take part in the celebrations. It’s a very special weekend for this country.”
Co-owner of the new juice bar, akai in Westover Road, Claudia Walsh added: “There is a great feeling of the community coming together and celebrating together.”
She created a special dessert for the weekend of strawberries, blueberries and coconut called Jubowlee.
Craig Randall, assistant manager of the Obscura Cafe in the Square said: “Everyone made a real effort. We won’t see something like this again so we must make the most of it.”