Millennium Remembrance Grove
The planting of the Millennium Remembrance Grove on the Hillyfields open space was completed in June 2003.
Two interpretation boards telling how the Grove was conceived have had to be removed because of vandalism. The boards explained that the Grove was planted as a memorial to Loughton residents killed in conflicts throughout the world, and that, as the Grove was conceived as a Millennium project, it also stands as a living testament to the future. The boards also showed how the tree planting relates to continents where conflict has taken place.
A number of people and organisations have made a subscription to the Grove in memory of loved ones and their names are recorded in the Book of Dedication which can be viewed at the Council offices.
The Council is committed to the future of the Grove and will continue to maintain it.
2,000 daffodil bulbs have been planted in the Millennium Remembrance Grove, which will enhance the grove for many years to come.