East Farndon will be holding three significant events on Sunday 13th November 2022.
Jubilee Tree Planting Ceremony – Marriott Green – 10.30am
The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. East Farndon will be taking part by planting a tree at Marriott Green on Sunday 13th November. All are welcome to attend, please arrive at 10.20am for the planting at 10.30am.
Remembrance Day Service – War Memorial – 11.00am
Following the tree planting, a wreath laying remembrance service will take place at the War Memorial. Please arrive at 10.50am for the service at 11.00am.
Refreshments & Launch of War Memorial Restoration Fund – Village Hall – 11.15am
Following the Remembrance Service, refreshments will be available at the Village Hall where the War Memorial Restoration Fund will be officially launched. Cash donations for the refreshments are welcome, and all proceeds will be added to the War Memorial fund.
In addition, there will be a display of the history of the War Memorial, and further, the unveiling of the WI embroidery will take place in the Village Hall at this time.
East Farndon War Memorial Restoration Fund – why is it needed?
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 Restoration 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 is led by Councillor Scott Harrison and the team 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
A Go Fund Me page has now been set up to make it easier for people to donate on line. Please click this link to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/east-farndon-war-memorial-renovation-fund/widget/large