December 2016

We are pleased to report that our relocated War Memorial to the new hall site provided a great improvement at the recent well-attended Remembrance Day service, with greatly reduced traffic noise and more space and standing room in the Memorial Square. The old hall location always proved challenging in recent years in both space and traffic noise in today’s world.

If you are reading this before the 30th November you still have time to cast votes in favour of the Memorial Hall, firstly at the One Family Foundation website www.onefamily.com. Just follow the links to community awards; Platt Memorial Hall is on page 7. You may just help us to receive a grant of £5,000 towards our new hall gardens. Secondly you also have time to vote for the Platt War Memorial film at the Charity Film Awards www.charityfilmawards.com/videos/platt-memorial-hall produced by Scott Wishart and funded by the Heritage Lottery ‘Platt A Parish in Two World Wars.’ Please support both these worthy causes. Thank you if you have already done so.

On Saturday 10th December, we will again be having a working party morning starting at 9:30 a.m. to continue the preparation and planting on the external gardens. On this occasion amongst other jobs, we will be planting roses. Please join us if you can spare and hour or two. Bacon or sausage rolls will be on the menu again for breakfast. Thank you to all who turned up on 12th November. It was a very wet day but we still managed to achieve a great deal including planting 106 trees received from the Woodland Trust. Platt Society has agreed to fund the purchase of a Christmas tree and lights which will shortly be planted adjacent to the Memorial Square.

David Vallance, Chairman of Trustees