Sat, 21 Aug | Goldwell Park

Dedication Ceremony

A dedication of our new Lockdown Woods in Newbury to the losses faced by our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
No need to register, just come along!
Dedication Ceremony

Time & Location

21 Aug, 11:00
Goldwell Park, Northcroft Ln, Newbury RG14 1RS, UK

About The Event

We will hold this event amongst the new young trees in the middle of the Park.  This will be a beautiful and uplifting ceremony in which we hope to recognise a difficult and painful period, while celebrating our reflected hope for the future with our new saplings.  


There will be some short speeches, poetry readings by local children, live music and last approximately one hour. We will be joined by the Chair of West Berkshire Council, Councillor Clive Hooker, and by the Mayor of Newbury, Billy Drummond, who will give short addresses.   They will help us unveil our newly-installed plaque explaining the aims of Lockdown Woods. In addition, Dr Harry Craven, an ICU doctor from the John Radcliffe Hospital, who has some deep insight into Covid19 and the lockdowns, will also give a short speech. 

No booking will be required as there will be no maximum attendance, but we will be adhering to social distancing at all times throughout the event.  Put the date in your diary, and join us to dedicate our new trees to the memory of all our losses and for a celebration of a brighter future.

Goldwell Park can be easily accessed on foot from the town centre, follow signs to Northcroft Recreation Centre.  There is also parking adjacent to the Recreation Centre.  We will be holding the ceremony in the middle area of the park, at the bottom of the slope, beyond the childrens' play area.

Please do not attend if you have any symptoms which could be Covid19.

For everyone's safety, if possible please do a Covid lateral flow test before attending this event, so you know you will not transmit the infection to others.

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