Stanton Drew War Memorial

The latest project to receive support from The Community Trust was literally on the drawing board in 2019 . Since 2014 Stanton Drew Parish Council has aspired to remedy two names missing from the WW1 inscriptions of commemoration on the village War MemorialConsultation on this also made the councillors aware of a desire within the local community for a War Memorial more befitting of all those from the village who lost their lives. The Community Trust were very keen to assist the transformation, which will create a more reflective space, with more  appropriate identity and prominence.  The Parish Council consulted parishioners on a redesign of the Memorial, following which planning permission was granted 8th October. The project is now has a green light, with two local artisans already appointed to bring the design to life.

Andrew Hillman reported that “  The Community Trust has agreed a  grant of £4K  which is approximately a third of the total project costs. The Parish Council is actively fund raising from a variety of sources including our local residents, to reach the final target . The Community Trust has also set aside a further £1K match funding and we will be happy to receive donations on behalf of the Parish Council under the terms of Gift Aid.  This will mean that if you are a tax payer donating say £100, The Community Trust will, in effect, be able to turn this into a donation of £225. “

Liz Richardson, Chairman of Stanton Drew Parish Council commented that, “we are extremely grateful to The Community Trust for the very generous donations, which along with an additional grant from Stanton Drew Community Cafe has enabled a secure start to our fundraising. We are very lucky to also have Parishioners who have and continue to contribute their time, materials and skills for free to keep costs to a minimum, this genuinely is a “community” project.”

This project is just at lift of… watch this space for more news on progress.