Windlesham Field of Remembrance

A member of the Surrey Heath, Surrey and Woking communities

About Windlesham Field of Remembrance

Windlesham Field of Remembrance is a community space in the heart of Windlesham. It is owned, run and maintained by Windlesham Village and provides a safe green space for everyone to enjoy. There is a modern children's play park (gated for security), football and cricket pitches, fantastic woodland and a pond. The current pavillion is due to be demolished and replaced with a fantastic new community space in the near future.

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Fundraising with Lightwater Co-op

Windlesham FoR Pavilion Project has been chosen as one of the local causes supported by Lightwater Co-op over the next 11 months. If you have a Co-op loyalty/membership card you can pick WFoR as your chosen cause. This will mean 1% of what you spend (on selected own-brand products and services) will go into the WFoR fund automatically.

Simply log in to your Co-op membership account, scroll down to "Your Co-op community" and select Windlesham FoR from the options. As always, we love it when you share our news with friends, family and neighbours so please feel free to forward this email on to anyone you know who shops at Lightwater Co-op.

Centenary Field Dedication

It was a huge honour for us on Saturday 11th November to formally unveil our dedication as a Fields in Trust Centenary Field! The Windlesham Field of Remembrance is not only a dedicated space to remember the sacrifices of those who gave their lives during the WWI conflict, but also ensures that future generations have valuable green spaceto enjoy as a living legacy.

Thanks go to the Mayor of Surrey Heath Cllr. Valerie White, who joined us for the official unveiling. Valerie also gave up her time the day before, to come along for a dress rehearsal and to enable That'sSurreyTV to make a film for us. You can view the film right here!

Just a few days left to help us win up to £25,000!

There are just a few days left to vote for us in the Aviva Community Fund initiative.

In case you haven't had a chance to visit the existing pavilion recently, That'sTV braved the building on your behalf to give you a look at why the new building is so desperately needed. If you are brave enough, please take a quick look at the footage.

More details about the project and how to vote are on the Aviva page which you can find HERE or https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-5623

Anyone can register to vote - please do forward this email to friends and family, and ask them to vote as well.

We are almost at 4000 votes but still need more to guarantee a spot in front of the judging panel.

Thank you!

Annual Collection Success!

A huge thank you to everyone who donated this year during our annual door to door collection. All the money collected and raised during the annual appeal goes toward the cost of maintaining the field throughout the year.

Our dedicated team of volunteers collected an impressive £4,286.37 and we have had an additional £215 donated via our online fundraising platform bringing the grand total to a healthy £4,501.37!! If you missed our collectors and would still like to donate that is no problem. Simply follow the link to our Virgin Money Donation Page and follow the instructions. If you would rather donate by cheque you can do so by making your cheque payable to Windlesham Field of Remembrance and post it to:

Secretary

Windlesham FoR

8 Bosman Drive

Windlesham

GU20 6JW

WFor and Fields in Trust

HRH The Duke of Cambridge (Fields in Trust President) launched the Centenary Fields programme in 2014. The Trustees are delighted to announce that Windlesham Field of Remembrance has been recognised as part of this programme and, alongside it's status as a Remembrance Field, has now been dedicated as a Centenary Field.

Delivered in partnership with The Royal British Legion, this is a fitting way to commemorate the World War I centenary and importantly, protects the Field of Remembrance in perpetuity for the benefit of the future generations of Windlesham.

We will be marking the dedication at the end of the annual Remembrance Day service on Saturday 11th November with the local branch of the Royal British Legion. Please feel free to come along and mark this occasion with us. Tea and coffee will be available before and after the ceremony.

For more information about the Centenary Fields Programme please follow this link. Fields in Trust and Centenary Fields
When
11 Nov 2017 at 10:30am
until 11 Nov 2017 at 11:30am
Where
Kennel Lane
Windlesham
Woking
GU20 6DT

Green Flag Community Award Winners for the second year in a row!

The Windlesham Field of Remembrance in Windlesham, Surrey has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world.

The field is among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that will today receive a Green FlagCommunity Award – the mark of a quality park or green space. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards and is beautifully maintained.

The Windlesham Field of Remembrance was established in 1950 when it was purchased by public donations. The woodland was purchased in 1987 and the site now totals 18 acres in size. The Field is still owned by village and is managed by a dedicated committee of volunteer trustees.

Chair of Trustees Suzanne Sharman said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the second year running. “We know how much quality green spaces matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining Windlesham FoR to such a high standard. The award means a great deal to the Windlesham Community who continue to be responsible for the funding, management and maintenance of The Field"

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme. “Each flag is a celebration of the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. The success of the scheme, especially in these challenging times, demonstrates just how much parks matter to people.”

Windlesham Village Fete and Fun Dog Show this Saturday 10th June

Come and join us for the Village Fete and Fun Dog Show at Windlesham Field of Remembrance this Saturday 10th June. All welcome!

Visit: www.windleshamfete.org or our facebook page @windleshamfete for more details.
When
10 Jun 2017 at 1:00pm
until 10 Jun 2017 at 5:00pm
Where
Kennel Lane
Windlesham
GU20 6DT

Windlesham Field of Remembrance AGM - 29th March 2017.

Calling all Windlesham residents!
When
29 Mar 2017 at 7:30pm
until 29 Mar 2017 at 8:30pm
Where
Kennel Lane
Windlesham
GU20 6DT

Last call for Windlesham quiz night.

The Windlesham Village Fete Committee are holding their 17th annual fun quiz on Saturday 21st January at 7.30pm in St John's Hall, Windlesham.

The ticket price includes a fish and chip supper - guests can bring their own drinks and nibbles.

For more information or to book tickets call Jim on 01276 475864
When
21 Jan 2017 at 7:30pm
until 21 Jan 2017 at 10:00pm
Where
Kennel Lane
Windlesham
GU20 6DT

The UK's Best Park?

Windlesham Field of Remembrance is the only park in Surrey Heath that has been nominated for the Fields in Trust award - UK Park of the Year.

We are absolutely thrilled about this and would love to have your support. You can vote for us here or via the link below. (We are in the South East category at the bottom of the list.) Thank you for supporting us!

http://www.fieldsintrust.org/bestpark/southeast