Colnbrook with Poyle Parish Council has launched an online survey to determine support for a new war memorial somewhere in the parish.
A new War Memorial in the centre of the village could be on the cards if parish councillors win support for a new scheme. Cllrs Elum-Smith and Brooks are pushing for a new, dedicated war memorial – in stone or metal – adjacent to the Budgens store on Bridge Street. Cllr Kinane has also offered his support for the scheme.
There has been an outpouring of disgust on social media following the announcement that the Diamond Jubilee Clock in the centre of Colnbrook has been the victim of vandalism.
As a fortnight which saw some spectacular and varied WWI centenary commemorations draws to a close few, surely, could claim not to have been touched by reminders of the scale of the losses inflicted one hundred years ago.
Yesterday’s World War I centenary event was “moving” but failed to attract the public imagination, with a disappointing turnout casting a shadow over proceedings.
Exactly 100 years to the day of Britain’s declaration of war against Germany in 1914, Slough Borough Council will hold a candlelit vigil at the new War Memorial in a key location in the centre of Slough.
Colnbrook Parish Council agreed last week that it would take part in events to commemorate the outbreak of World War I a hundred years ago this year.