The Town Council, working in partnership with the Parish of Canvey Island planted 47 trees to honour the men of Canvey Island who did not return from the First World War. The project will create a lasting memorial and has been generously funded by donations from the community, grant funding from Canvey Island Rotary Club and the Town Council.
The trees are planted bordering the wildflower meadow at Tewkes Creek, off Kellington Road, and an obelisk will be placed in the centre.
A service of dedication was held on Sunday 11th November, at 4pm. The Town Council invited dignitaries, members of contributing organisations and local residents to join in the short service which was led by the Rev Canon David Tudor. The Town Council was pleased to be able to deliver this project which was first suggested by a local resident after seeing a similar project delivered in Belgium. Town Mayor Cllr Barry Campagna said “I am honoured the Town Council has been able to spearhead this project to create a permanent memorial to those that did not return from the First World War. The whole community has joined to help fund this project and I look forward to seeing the trees grow in years to come. Thank you to all those involved.”
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