Lamppost poppies displayed for the rest of 2014

Vibrant poppies fitted on lampposts around Surrey Heath will remain on display throughout Christmas and into January 2015.

The poppies act as a reminder of the efforts of those involved in the First and Second World Wars, as well as more recent conflicts.

Around 1,000 poppies are currently on display, including in Camberley Town Centre and at the A30 London Road War Memorial; on Deepcut Bridge Road, Frimley High Street and at Watchetts Shopping Parade, Frimley Road.
The display formed part of the borough's series of Remembrance events to commemorate 100 years since the First World War, 1914-1918.

Arrangements are being made for the poppies to be taken down in January and reinstated later in the year for the 2015 Remembrance commemorations.

Surrey Heath Military Champion Cllr Colin Dougan said: “Feedback from residents and the military on the poppies has been very positive. Removing the poppies and reinstating them every year will ensure that they continue to have an impact.
“Keeping the poppies on display during December and into January will ensure that service men and women currently serving their country overseas will remain in our thoughts throughout the festive period.”

The displays have been organised by Surrey Heath Borough Council, West End Parish Council, Bisley Parish Council, Chobham Parish Council and Windlesham Parish Council.

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