South Normanton Parish Council

Serving the people of South Normanton


Clerk/RFO: Lisa Powell
The Hub, Shiners Way, South
Normanton, Derbyshire DE55 2AA

Tel: 01773 814306

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SNPC Lamp Post Poppy Campaign 2018

South Normanton Parish Council Supports Royal British Legion Centenary Lamp Post Poppy Campaign 2018

South Normanton Parish Council are proud to announce the official South Normanton Centenary Lamp Post Poppy Campaign in conjunction with The Royal British Legion. This campaign is in line with other Parishes throughout the whole of the United Kingdom. The Parish Council have made a donation to Royal British Legion for 140 Lamp Post Poppies and 100 Wooden Crosses. The poppies have been attached to lamp posts throughout the village as mark of respect. The poppies also pay tribute and honour for the immense sacrifice of the fallen and wounded during the First World War.

The Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion's biggest fundraising campaign held every year in November, the period of Remembrance. This year, join us as we mark 100 years of the end of the First World War and a new world began. In 2018 The Royal British Legion is leading the nation in saying "Thank You to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world". The charity is calling on the public to remember not only the British and Commonwealth Armed Forces who lost their lives, but also those – military and civilian – who played their part on the home front and those who returned to build a better life for the benefit of generations to come. South Normanton Parish Council fully support this message of thanks on behalf of the community.

FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

Are the lamp post poppies official Poppy Appeal products?

Yes. The RBL have copy written the 2 petal poppy. The red poppy is a universal symbol of Remembrance and hope - hope for our beneficiaries to overcome their difficulties with our help, and hope for a peaceful world.

Can we advertise on the poppy?

No. The 2 petal poppy has been incorporated into the RBL logo since 1921, it is part of organisation's global brand and identity, and had been copy written by RBL, The message of poppy is clear - it is of Remembrance and of Hope.

How much of the donation will go towards the Poppy Appeal?

South Normanton Parish Councils entire donation will be donated to the Poppy Appeal and will support the Armed Forces.

South Normanton Parish Council are extremely proud and honoured to officially support the Royal British Legion in the UK Centenary lamp post poppy campaign. The Council fully respects the meaning and symbol of the iconic 2 petal poppy and the tireless work of the Royal British Legion not only in this centenary campaign but all remembrance activity. May this long continue.

"Thank you to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world".

Latest News

Centenary Remembrance Concert

Centenary Remembrance Concert

Rolls Royce Band and local Community Groups play their part in Centenary Remembrance.

South Normanton Parish Council and The Post Mill Centre would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along to watch the Rolls Royce Brass Band at our Centenary Remembrance concert on Sunday 11th November.

The evening proved to be a real success with a great turnout for a fantastic performance of moving and deeply emotional music. This was the finale to the South Normanton's Centenary Remembrance Commemorations and fitting tribute to all those who fought and perished in the First World War and all conflicts since. Councillors Graham Parkin and Ian Garrett specifically thanked the band for their performance and also the organisation Rolls Royce for their contribution to serving the County and Country over the last 100 years. More »

Earlier in the day South Normanton and District ARC, the local amateur radio group, had sent out morse code messages of remembrance from the Post Mill Centre. Acknowledgements and replies of remembrance were received from all over Europe as South Normanton reached out in its own right to recognise Remembrance. Replies were acknowledged from Cornwall, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, Croatia, Russia and Sweden. Again, the Parish Council and the Post Mill Centre would like to thank all involved in this uplifting achievement.

Finally, but certainly not last the Council would like to thank the following for their contribution to Remembrance day;

The Royal British Legion

All the children who played their part in making the day so successful

All the Community of South Normanton who played their part in supporting the whole day.

Thank you.

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Posted: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 13:23 by Clerks

Centenary Remembrance Service & Parade

Centenary Remembrance Service & Parade

South Normanton Parish Council would like to thank everyone who came along to the Centenary Remembrance Service and Parade on Sunday 11th November 2018. Our village community came together to remember and pay tribute to those who paid the highest sacrifice and lost their lives in battle and conflict.

A touching day was had by all when South Normanton saw throngs of people pay their respects and commemorate the end of the First World War. After 100 years this could not have been more poignant. More »

A large parade, lead by Mike Houch of the Royal British Legion, took place from the Market Place to St Michael's & All Angels Church where a moving service was held. The parade then reformed and headed to the Post Mill Centre were Reverend Stephen Potter led proceedings. A trumpeter played the Last Post and Reveille and a two minutes silence was held, before the Union Jack and the Lest We Forget flags were raised. A number of community groups laid wreaths as a mark of respect. Thereafter, local children then laid crosses which the Parish Council had provided. Everyone was then welcomed into the centre for complimentary tea and cakes.

The Parish Council would like to thank all parties involved for playing their valuable part on this very special day. Thank you. » Less

Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 18:25 by Clerks

Remembrance Day Great Freddies Bake Off

Remembrance Day Great Freddies Bake Off

South Normanton Parish Council were invited along to Frederick Gent School to congratulate the winners of the "Freddies Bake Off" baking competition.

Councillors Graham Parkin, Ian Garrett and Tracey Cannon met with the winners and were amazed by their baking skills, imagination and creativity used in making these fabulous cakes.

1st Prize Winner - Toby Symons

2nd Prize Winner - Elle Mae Newton

3rd Prize Winners - Olivia Wheatcroft, Millie Riley-James & Chloe Wray More »

The cakes were kindly donated by the winning pupils to be raffled off at the Centenary Remembrance Sunday Commemorations which took part at St Michael's Church and The Post Mill Center on Sunday 11th November with all the proceeds being donated to the Royal British Legion. » Less

Posted: Fri, 09 Nov 2018 17:00 by Clerks