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    Harrington Bridge

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    Trent Lock

  • Presentation of Memorial Plaques to the Parish Council from Martin Wright.

    Presentation of Memorial Plaques to the Parish Council from Martin Wright.

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Sawley plans to remember 2020

Sawley plans to remember 2020

Posted: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 13:30 by Bethany Colegate

Covid-19 might force us into acting differently - but it won't strop residents of Sawley from showing respect & remembrance on Remembrance Sunday.

Sawley's Act of Remembrance for all those who were killed or injured in the two World Wars and other conflicts will take place on Sunday 8th November.

Sadly this year's Remembrance Sunday will be much smaller and shorter in duration to comply with Covid-19 restrictions. More »

Once again the first wreath will be laid by a veteran, followed by representatives of organisations from Sawley.

The act of remembrance at the memorial will be restricted to a maximum of 30 people. The Parish Council wants to hear from local residents who have a connection with armed forces personnel who took part in any conflict in an attempt to include them in the gathering of 30 people.

Please contact the Clerk to the Council if you would like to attend the main service.

Beth Colgate,

07513 678753 clerk@sawleyparishcouncil.org.uk

Whilst the Parish Council can only allow 30 people maximum, to gather at the memorial, an area will be set aside around the flag pole and on the pavement opposite for anyone wishing to pay their personal acts of remembrance.

Again because of Covid-19 restrictions there cannot be any church service, parade, or singing.

The bugler will still play, but he will be aside from the memorial.

The Chair of Sawley Parish Council, Cllr Alan Chewings & the Chair of the Remembrance Working Group, John Hey-Heddle issued a joint statement which said: " we live in difficult times with Covid 19 restrictions, but we should also remember the difficulties and sadness of all past conflicts, on all sides. It's our duty to remember those who lost their lives, or who were injured.

Covid-19 might force us into acting differently - but it won't strop the residents of Sawley from showing respect & remembrance."

Anyone attending will be required to respect social distancing. Because there is no parade this year, there will be no road closure » Less

Cleaning up Sawley

Cleaning up Sawley

Posted: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 13:25 by Bethany Colegate

Well done to the group of Mess Collectors - who carry out regular community litter picks at Sawley.

Prior to their latest litter pick, the Chair & Vice Chair of Sawley Parish Council, Cllr Alan Chewings & Dave Doyle, presented the group with litter picking grabbers, bin bag rings and gloves in recognition for the work they do in the community. Jo Thompson received the equipment off the council and thanked members for their generous donation of equipment. More »

Local residents who are members of the Mess Collectors hold monthly litter picks throughout Sawley on the first Saturday every month » Less

Sawley Remembers VJ Day

Sawley Remembers VJ Day

Posted: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 15:01 by Bethany Colegate

Sawley pays remembrance to all those who lost their lives, injured, or who lost loved ones 75 years on from the end of World War 2.

Councillor Dave Doyle, Vice Chair of Sawley Parish Council laid the floral tribute on behalf of the community, while Cllr John Hey Heddle raised the flag to full mast and spoke about the need to remember and forgive.

Cllr Athwal laid a wreath on behalf of the County Council. More »

Saturday, 15th August marked the end of WW2 and was also VJDay » Less

Cllr Alan Chewings, Cllr Dave Doyle and Cllr John Hey Heddle, were pleased to received two commemorative plaques that have been donated to the Sawley community by local artist Mr Martin Wright. The Plaques will be installed on the War Memorial on Lock Lane in time for the VE Day Celebrations.