Commemorative Benches mark VE Day in Selston

Thursday 30 April 2020 Commemorative Benches mark VE Day in Selston


Two special WW2 benches are being installed at Selston Country Park and off Plainspot Road as part of the Council’s VE Day celebrations. 

The bench at Selston Country Park was unveiled by Deputy Chairman of Ashfield District Council – Councillor Arnie Hankin and Councillor David Martin.

Marking the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe Day on the 8th May, the bench has been installed in a place that local residents can sit and reflect and remember, once the current restrictions have been lifted.

Cllr David Martin, Cabinet Member for Streets, Parks and Town Centres said “We are very proud to take delivery of this bench, it not only marks VE Day but will also serve as an ongoing reminder of those that lost their lives during WW2. We hope that visitors to our Parish will enjoy the benches for many years to come.  They are beautifully made out of wrought iron and I hope these distinctive benches will bring a lot of joy to local residents and visitors to our Parish.

“This is an excellent way of remembering those who gave so much for our freedoms.  Councillors Andy Gascoyne, Arnie Hankin and I have had loads of messages from local people who have already spotted the benches on their daily exercise.  We are confident that they will be popular with visitors too once lockdown restrictions are lifted.”

This is just part of Ashfield District Council’s plans for VE Day. Further details of how the Council will be celebrating VE Day will be released later this week.