TAUNTON Deane Mayor Cllr Libby Lisgo popped over to North Taunton for a couple of engagements – and was offered some tea for her efforts.

She visited the Diamond Jubilee Garden outside Priorswood Community Centre for a cream tea in aid of the North Taunton Partnership, one of her chosen charities, where she met volunteers and trustees.

Another guest at the tea party was Rebecca Pow, making her first public appearance since being elected to stand for the Conservatives at the next General Election in Taunton Deane.

Ms Pow said: “Being a keen gardener myself I appreciate how valuable gardens are to us all in so many ways.

“This garden, in a previously concrete space, is celebrating its first year and is a wonderful example of people working together for the common good – it’s a great asset to the area now.”

Ms Lisgo also unveiled a mosaic designed by students from nearby Sky College to mark the Queen’s 60 years on the throne last year.