Issued: November 7, 2018
Parish council displays remembrance poppies
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Buckhurst Hill Parish Council has arranged for the placement of 100 poppies on lampposts along primary roads and key sites in Buckhurst Hill.
Councillor Smruti Patel, who first proposed the idea to the parish council, said: "This has been almost a year in the planning but it has been well worth the effort.
"We have worked very closely with both the Royal British Legion and Essex County Council to make this happen and we thank both organisations for their help and support.
"Although the original intention was to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the response from residents has been so appreciative that the parish council will look to repeat the display next year and in future years."
The parish council office and councillors have also been inundated with messages of appreciation and support.
* "I saw them today. What a fabulous thing to do, I felt quite emotional driving past them!"
* "They really are such a great representation of remembrance - well done to you for getting this done"
* "Loved the fact there were so many, not just one or two."
* "I saw them today! So impressed."
Councillor Smruti Patel thanked everyone for their kind words of support saying: “It has been the most rewarding project and I am very proud to be a Buckhurst Hill parish councillor."