A consultation on the potential relocation of the War Memorial took place in June to July 2021.  5500 consultation documents were distributed to households across the Parish and there was a high response rate of 10.8%.

Image of war memorial, a portland stone cross of sacrifice with a bronze swordWe would like to thank everyone who responded for their interest in this important project, and for the many comments received.

Of those responding 89% supported the proposed relocation of the Memorial to the site adjacent to the Memorial Park, and 11% objected to the relocation.  Of those objecting, almost 40% supported the relocation of the Memorial, but not to the chosen site.

The consultation report can be found here

On 16 September 2021 the Council  formally agreed to proceed with the project.  A planning application (no. 213927) has been submitted to Wokingham Borough Council and comments were invited from the public.  The public consultation period closed on 30 December 2021.  The Borough Council is now considering the application and its decision will be published here in due course.

Visualisations of how the Memorial would look in the new location are shown below, along with a plan showing the proposed garden around the Memorial.

 

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