TROWBRIDGE Mayor councillor Graham Hill has launched Leo the Jubilee Lion outside the historic Parade House in the town centre for open days over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The lion was sponsored by Trowbridge financial advisers Thomas Porter Wealth Management and is made of wire netting.

It was created by Lions of Bath sculptor Alan Dun and was planted by Richard Collett with Creeping Jenny and other greenery.

Parade House owners Simon and Carey Tesler said: “No Royal occasion would be complete without a lion, a symbol of the English monarchy since the reign of Richard 1 (Richard the Lionheart).

The lion was created for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations and will stay there until September.

One of Trowbridge's finest buildings, the Grade I listed Parade House was the former home of Usher's Brewery.

It has recently relaunched as an events space, available to hire for weddings and bespoke celebrations, business meetings, corporate events, gallery shows, photographic and location shoots.

More than 450 people registered to visit the property on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Mr Tesler said: “The feedback was just fantastic. Many people told us how delighted they were the house had been saved from becoming a house of multiple occupancy.”