There was a comprehensive update about the War Memorial project at the Parish Council meeting at the end of March.
Everyone was reminded that the idea is to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with something to complement the existing war memorial and give thanks to all those from the community who have helped the country in times of conflict.
A range of entries had been received by the November deadline and parishioners had had a number of opportunities to comment and cast their votes in December and January.
Following the opportunities for the public to vote on the competition entries, the committee (comprising the Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Parish Council and a number of parishioners) had reviewed the results and had come up with a final design idea: based on the two most popular entries with an element from some of the junior entries as well. The winning designers are now being asked to pool their ideas to come up with an overall design which it is hoped will be ready for the Parish Council meeting on 22nd May.
Part of the Parish Council’s meeting on 22nd May will be the Annual Parish Meeting and it is hoped that a presentation about the emerging design will be made as part of the meeting for public reaction and comment.
As and when the Parish Council approves a design, the whole parish will be asked to have the final say with a copy of the design and a ballot paper being delivered to every household. Any necessary planning or listed building permissions would also be sought.