Signs mark links to the regiment - The Worcester Observer

Signs mark links to the regiment

Worcester Editorial 4th Nov, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

NEW PARISH boundary signs around Norton have been unveiled to celebrate its connections to the Worcestershire Regiment.

Members from the Norton Worcestershire Regiment Group, Worcestershire County Council and Norton-Juxta-Kempsey Parish Council came together to mark the installation of new boundary signs, on Tuesday, October 20.

The trio have worked in partnership to provide new updated boundary plates to celebrate the village being the historic home of the Worcestershire Regiment from 1881 to 1962.

The new boundary signs were funded by the Community Covenant Grant Scheme, costing £1,150 to design and install, and are located on Norton Lane, Broomhall Lane, Woodbury Lane and Wadborough Road.

Villagers voted on the signage option following a feature in their local parish magazine, with the new black boundary plate receiving two thirds of the votes.

Coun Rob Adams said: “The scheme encourages support for the Armed Forces community working and residing in Worcestershire.

“This is a fitting way to honour and remember the sacrifices made by members of this community each time the parish boundary is passed through.”

Dennis Hodgkins, secretary of the Norton Worcestershire Regiment Group, said: “Norton was home to the Worcestershire Regiment for more than 80 years and we are delighted to have received funding for these new signs.

“They remind everyone of the contribution and sacrifices made by the regiment for both this county and our country.”


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