Uckfield council considers providing Covid-19 memorials

The Covid-19 memorial tree at Bexhill. Uckfield Town Council is considering something similar.

Uckfield Town Council is considering providing memorials in memory of those lost in the Covid-19 pandemic.

The idea came from Cllr Duncan Bennett who saw a memorial bench being installed in East Grinstead.

It was in memory all those lost through the Covid-19 pandemic. Cllr Bennett said it would remind residents of this extraordinary period in history.

A report to full council last night (April 12) said there were two benches in East Grinstead. 

One includes words remembering those lost and an additional inscription says: “For many months to sit outside was but a wish.”

A second bench has the inscription: “Recognising all those who helped to overcome Covid-19, NHS, Key Workers, and all volunteers.”

Tree of Hope

In Bexhill there is a memorial in the style of a tree, with leaves made from copper. It is called a Tree of Hope.

Cllr Diane Ward suggested Uckfield could have a memorial tree, as well as a bench.

Councillors spoke in favour of the project and asked the town clerk, Holly Goring to prepare full information so that a decision could be made next month.

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