War Memorial Enhancement

Published: 18 September 2018

War Memorial Enhancement


The Town Council would like to commemorate the Centenary of  the end of WW1 by purchasing two There But Not There life Size Tommy silhouettes to place at the War Memorial in the High Street. These cost £750 each and are part of a 2018 Armistice project for the charity Remembered. The charity has 3 aims:

To inspire communities to purchase and install the silhouettes of their local fallen wherever they are listed for the Armistice period 2018.
   
To educate all generations about why they made the ultimate sacrifice.
   
Raise substantial funds to help heal those suffering from the hidden wounds of war.


The Town Council plans to place them at the Memorial each November going forward as a mark of respect and remembrance for all those men and women who have lost their lives whilst serving in the Forces. The First World War Memorial was originally planned, funded and erected by the people of Billericay in 1921.

The illumination of the War Memorial is kindly being provided free of charge by a local company but they are unable to connect to an electricity supply from the nearest lamp column. This has to be undertaken by an ECC approved contractor and is costing in the region of £1,500. It is hoped that the money can be obtained from Crowdfunding to complete the project before Remembrance Sunday this year. To find out more about the project please click here.