A campsite’s event fields have been named after a former councillor.
The 12 acres, which form part of Henlow Bridge Lakes, have been named Clarke’s Fields after Jon Clarke.
The Central Beds Councillor for Langford and Stotfold died suddenly last year.
The seven event fields were officially opened on Thursday, August 29 by Jon’s wife, Councillor Gill Clarke, who was elected to his seat on the council in a by-election.
One of Clarke’s Fields at the rear of the site has been specifically named after Jon.
David Curson, owner of the 33 acre angling and camping site, said that it is his family’s policy to name parts of the site after local people who have helped and improved the local community.
The two families have known each other for many years. Jon and his family have been avid campers and gave David advice about setting up the site, which was opened to campers in 2007.
David said: “I’m an optimist but if you told me in 2012 that over this last bank holiday weekend we would have over 400 people camping on the site and that we would have 200 anglers over the three days I wouldn’t have believed you!”
Gill thanked the Cursons for her memories of Jon at Henlow Bridge Lakes.