IMPORTANT NOTICE - SHORTLANDS WAR MEMORIAL
A statement from Ward Councillors David Jefferys and Mary Cooke:
'The war memorial is a treasured part of the life of Shortlands. It has been the focus of many community commemorations since it was dedicated in 1921. Most recently it was the centre of St Mary's Church's Diamond Jubilee and the Service of Whistle for the Somme.
Bromley Council, which looks after this memorial, is already actively looking to both recover the costs of the repair/ replacement works and will be working closely with the local community and bodies such as the Royal British Legion over coming weeks to ensure that a suitably dignified replacement is chosen and set in place at the earliest possible opportunity.
It is too early to say how much of the former memorial can be preserved but we have full records and have secured the damaged sections.
We would like to thank the emergency services for their quick response together with Council Officers, local residents and the staff of the Church Office.
We remember all those who have been affected by this incident, particular the car driver who we hope has a speedy and full recovery.
We owe to all those who gave so much for their country and our community that we restore this memorial as soon as possible.'
Sunday 18 September
6.30pm Choral Evensong
Responses: Smith 5 part Canticles: Sumsion in A
Anthem: Be thou my Vision - Chilcott
Sunday 2 October
6.30pm Informal Service led by the Music Group
Sunday 9th October
10.30am Harvest Parade Service followed by Harvest lunch
Harvest gifts will be given to Bromley Women’s Aid