3.3.2017

More voting help required in conjunction with the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

This time, this project is centred around planting and lighting improvements made to the Northwich Cenotaph – with the help of the local school children and church and Northwich Town Council.

The cenotaph (Northwich War Memorial) has been located in the grounds of themain cemetery where Church Road and Vicarage Road converge since 1925. It is a stone column tucked away in a small garden recording the manes of the men who fell in both world wars. Over the years the monument has become dilapidated and is in need of an investment to establish its sense of importance and significance to the people of Northwich.

Proposed works:
1. Installation of sensitive up lighting for the monument to highlight it against the dark backdrop of dense canopied trees
2. New sensory planting to replace the bedding plants around the cenotaph to create a more reflective space for contemplation and to enhance the
experience for all visitors

We would hold community planting events with local schools and the wider community to undertake this part of the project. The local school have said they would get involved in the planting aspects and made suggestions that if the monument was lit it would give it more prominence and a sense of importance in the community.

It will lead to the children and church goers taking part in the project learning about the history of the cenotaph, the Great War in particular and
what it meant for the people and their families who went to go and fight for their country. The project will have many social benefits for those taking
part such as those associated with health and wellbeing, empowerment and social inclusion.

The next time you’re doing your shop, please make sure you receive a blue token to vote. Take it to the ‘voting unit’ – usually by the entrance of the store and put your token into the Northwich Cenotaph section. Please see below a list of the Tesco stores taking part in the voting process:

WISTASTON CREWE EXP CW2 6PR
WARMINGHAM MDLWCH EXP CW10 0DJ
NORTHWICH CW9 5LY
NORTHWICH REGENCY EXP CW9 8UW
WEAVERHAM EXPRESS CW8 3EU
WHEELOCK ST MDWCH EXP CW10 9AG
CREWE ARMS EXP CW1 6DN
MIDDLEWICH CW10 9BL
NORTHWICH CHST RD EXP CW8 1HA
CREWE EXTRA 1 CW1 2DD
CREWE EXTRA 1 CW1 2DD
WINSFORD DELAMERE EXP CW7 2RD

Thank you – let’s see if we can make a difference.