Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council are happy to announce that the World War 1 Bench, purchase with funds from Tesco Bags of Help, is now installed at Stramshall Playing Fields, Creighton Lane, Stramshall, ST14 5AX.
Tesco Bags of Help Community Team officially opened the bench today, 6th March 2019 and some Stramshall residents were on hand to try out the bench for comfort.
Cllr Smith and Cllr Oulsnam, from Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council, met with Sue Brown and Julie Mayer from Tesco, Uttoxeter to officially open the bench for the residents of Stramshall.
Sue Brown and Julie Mayer commented, ” Tesco Community Team are very pleased to be here today to officially open the bench, that was made possible by Tesco Bags of Help fund. Tesco is passionate about supporting the community and are thrilled that the funds have been spent on such a wonderful bench”.
Cllr Oulsnam and Cllr Smith thanked Tesco for their generous funding and highlighted that this bench at the playing fields is part of a larger Parish wide WW1 Commemoration project.
The project includes samplings being planted at the Stramshall Playing fields boundary, these were donated by Woodland Trust, the Lord William Group donated bench that is located in St Michaels and All Angels Church, St Michaels Road, Stramshall and the WW1 Bench by the Parish Hall in Bramshall, which was sponsored by Cllr Colin Whittaker, East Staffordshire Borough Council, from his community fund.
Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council believe that the residents can now remember those who did not return on the three benches and can use them to reflect on the sacrifice that was made.