Millennium Remembrance Grove
The planting of the Millennium Remembrance Grove on the Hillyfields open space is now complete and in June 2003 the Loughton Town Council Chairman performed the opening ceremony.
Two interpretation boards telling how the Grove was conceived are in place and a book of dedication recording the subscriptions made can be viewed at the Town Council offices.
The boards explain 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.
Interpretation Board The boards show 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.
The Council is inviting subscriptions from any local resident or group who would like to participate. The name of everyone making a subscription will be entered into a Book of Dedication, and the dedication can be made to a specific group, an individual, or a subscription can be made without specifying a dedication. There is no need for a dedication to be linked to someone lost in combat; it could be in the memory of a loved one or even someone still living to whom you would like to make a dedication.
For your information the cost of planting the Millennium Remembrance Grove equates to about £28 per tree. The Council is committed to the future of the Grove and will continue to maintain it. A printable subscription form is available by clicking here
2,000 daffodil bulbs have been planted in the Millennium Remembrance Grove which will enhance the grove for many years to come.