Michael Payne with poppy
PICTURED: Cllr Payne with one of the giant poppies being placed around Redhill

A councillor has placed giant poppies around Redhill and Arnold in a bid to honour our heroes as Remembrance Day events get cancelled in the wake of the Covid crisis.

Redhill Ward councillor Michael Payne has been placing the poppies on lamp-posts around the area after receiving them from the Royal Legion following a donation.

Mr Payne said: “We owe those who serve our country an immense debt of gratitude and we must play our part in honouring their service and sacrifice.

“This year, because of Covid-19, we are not able to pay our respects in the usual way at the Arnold Remembrance Parade, so it is more important we honour our heroes in other ways.”

“With Remembrance Day soon approaching, we say thank you to those who serve; we say ‘we will always remember you’ to those who have lost their lives serving in our our armed forces.”

The poppies can now be seen on Mansfield Road, Redhill Road, Mellors Road, Church Road and Calverton Road.

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