OTHER local authorities are interested in buying Bracknell Forest’s giant fibre-glass poppies.

The memorials were refurbished this year after some of them took damage having been placed around the borough every year from 2013.

Local Berkshire:

But all poppies installed at more than two dozen locations made it back safe and without damage as Remembrance for 2019 wraps up.

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Some of the poppies were stolen in 2016.

The remaining decorations had been refurbished by local businesses and community groups.

Local Berkshire:

Longshot Motors assisted with the repair work, cleaning and spraying of the ornaments, Martin Heron and the Warren Community Association helped fund the painting of the decorations and Continental Landscape managers helped placed the poppies.

Councillor Dorothy Hayes said the ornaments looked “fantastic” at a Bracknell Forest Council meeting last night (Wednesday, November 28).

Local Berkshire:

She also revealed the poppies had attracted the attention of other local authorities, including Milton Keynes Council, which is said to want to purchase the decorations.

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Cllr Hayes added: “Given the budget we have, when people heard about the problems with our poppies they came forward.

Local Berkshire:

“This was about working together and that I’m grateful for.

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“I thank the community and the residents of this borough.”

The poppies were located: 

Martins Heron

Binfield Roundabout

Binfield Road / Harvest Ride

Rayburn Way (Sheppard’s Meadow)

Great Hollands/ Wildridings near McDonalds

Doncastle roundabout (Berkshire Way)

Dive Centre Crowthorne

3M roundabout

The Point roundabout

Magdalene Road roundabout

Birch Hill shops

Hanworth roundabout

Sainsbury’s roundabout

The Squirrels roundabout

Osborne Lane ( Plough & Harrow)

Mercedes Roundabout (London Road)

Long Hill Road

Maidens Green

Binfield Green

Harvest Ride – Jig’s Lane south

Warfield Road / Harvest Ride

Honda Garage (London Road)

A322 (Bagshot Road)

Beedon Drive – Great Hollands

Jennett’s Park roundabout

Station Green – Bracknell town centre