Parish wants to know what you think about plans to build a new War Memorial in Colnbrook
Colnbrook with Poyle Parish Council has launched an online survey to determine support for a new war memorial somewhere in the parish.
Parish councillors are gauging support for plans to erect a cenotaph somewhere in the parish.
The idea would be to commemorate British and Commonwealth servicemen and women who died in the two World Wars and other conflicts. Cllr Brooks and Elum-Smith proposed the new monument last October and Cllr Elum-Smith was tasked with working on the project.
An online survey has been launched on the Parish Council’s website which asks visitors to indicate their support and possible location for a new memorial.
Possible locations for the memorial are: in front of St. Thomas Church, in front or to the side of Budgens (replacing the flower display), or beside the Jubilee Clock. Other alternatives can be suggested, or there is the option to say why you do not think it is a good idea.
The Parish Council says a new war memorial “will be a testament to all those who have fallen, then and since.”
Colnbrook’s existing War Memorial in the north aisle of St Thomas’ Church was consecrated in 1934, some sixteen years after the end of the Great War, and only a few years before the outbreak of World War II. There will be no change to this.
The Diamond Jubilee has also doubled as a war memorial since the Parish Council unveiled plans in 2014 to place a plaque on it ahead of the centenary of World War I.
The survey will close on 31st October 2017 and the results will be presented in the following Parish Council meeting on Tuesday 7th November 2017.