Consultation on COVID-19 Memorial proposal

Closed 14 Dec 2020

Opened 26 Oct 2020


This year has been a difficult one for everyone in Redbridge. At the time of writing 319 lives have been lost in Redbridge to COVID-19 touching many thousands of our residents directly. Sadly many others died due to indirect causes. We know it is important for us to recognise and remember this epidemic. So, Redbridge Council is proposing to create a primary memorial garden specifically for those who passed away due to COVID-19.

Why your views matter

Our proposal is in draft form at present and we would like to hear your reactions, thoughts and proposals. It is important to us that we gain an understanding of what our residents believe is an appropriate memorial. We are proposing to plant a stand of birch trees forming c shape with benches inside the space. There may be a second 'layer' of trees or bushes of a different colour outside the stand of birches. The aim is to create a peaceful glade for commemoration and reflection. The proposal is for this memorial to be located at either the Ilford War Memorial or Fairlop Waters.

Deputy Leader, Cllr Kam Rai said, “We’ve seen the devastation Coronavirus has wreaked including the loss of friends and relatives in Redbridge. Putting together a living memorial, a place to remember, is something we know many of you have requested too, so we’re asking for your thoughts.”

What happens next

The feed back received in this consultation with be given consideration and a suitable proposal will be drafted for decision makers. The Council will make an announcement on the final design following this.


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