East Farndon War Memorial – funds needed for renovation work

Over the years, a number of residents have helped to look after the East Farndon War Memorial.

An initiative, initially led by Jess Oakden and Judy Hodgetts, has identified a desire to clean, repair and refurbish this important village space, potentially including replacing the gravel with stone paving, re-pointing some of the walls and making the steps more even. Quotes have indicated that this work will cost in the order of £9,000.

The Parish Council has overall responsibility for the War Memorial. At our last meeting we agreed to support the current team of residents by forming a War Memorial Renovation working group, with the aim of helping to move this initiative forward, especially in relation to raising funds, overseeing building works and organising volunteers to help as needed.

The working group will be led by Councillor Scott Harrison and we will publish regular updates on this website. The group will ensure that any work carried out is fully within the strict War Memorial renovation regulations and guidelines.

The Parish Council really appreciates the recent donations from the Jubilee celebrations, the WI and from a number of special events organised by residents. This has resulted in a current fund of around £2,000 towards the work.

If anyone would like to make a donation, get involved in fundraising for the project, or offer support in another way, please email either Scott Harrison or Caroline Burton or Mervyn Curtis

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