THE first memorial plaque has been placed on a bench at Ferrett Green in Verwood.

The plaque is in memory of Judy Martin, whose children Kelly Inge and Richard Martin said Ferrett Green was the ideal place for a memorial to their mother.

The family moved to the town in 1981 and they say their mother loved Verwood and enjoyed being part of the community.

For more information on having a memorial plaque fitted to a bench on Ferrett Green contact the town council offices at 28 Vicarage Road, call them on 01202 820880 or email