South Bucks District Council giving £300 to communities to mark WWI

Cllr Anita Cranmer says 'SBDC want to support communities'

Cllr Anita Cranmer says 'SBDC want to support communities'

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

SOUTH Bucks District Council will give up to £300 to each parish in South Bucks as the build up to the anniversary of the First World War starts.

To support local communities who will be celebrating the 100-year anniversary on August 4, the council have started to provide funding.

South Bucks District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community, Cllr Anita Cranmer, says “We want to support communities coming together to commemorate a significant time in world history, while reflecting on and recognizing the sacrifices made by local people”.

People of all ages throughout the United Kingdom will be reflecting on the events of the First World War, the experiences of men and women here and overseas, and how the war has shaped the last 100 years.

SBDC are inviting applications from groups, communities and organisations to help fund activities and events to commemorate the conflict.

Starting in 2014, and for four years, people young and old will be marking the centenary in their own personal way. Communities will discover stories about their shared past and forging new relationships for the future.

SBDC have suggested local celebrations could include creating or conserving memorials commemorating lives lost in the war, archiving existing recordings and involving young people or local schools to research and record local heritage.

To apply for funding call 01895 837318 or email community@southbucks.gov.uk.

We would like to know what you will be doing. Please email: andrew.colley@london.newsquest.co.uk

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