10 November 2018

Councillor’s Corner 18/19 No 10 - Armistice

Pitmen supporter and HTFCSA committee member Paul Woodhead is a Cannock Chase District Councillor for Hednesford. You will see him around the ground most match days, usually as Pitman Pete and in the Strikers Bar after the game where you can talk to him about any matters or issues of concern.

In these articles I want to bring the role of the councillor alive to you and ensure I am accountable to you as the elected representative for the ward in which the football club resides. I will highlight some of the things I get involved with and the decisions the council makes on your behalf. I will be available after most home games for a general conversation and we can arrange a private discussion should that be appropriate. Alternatively you can contact me by phone on 07930 120077 or by email paul.woodhead@greenparty.org.uk

This week we commemorate the 100 years of the ending of the Great War and our community has shown great pride as we prepare for the Armistice period with displays and plays alongside the annual service.

Three community groups have produced displays around the town which we hope you will take the time to review when you have time. The Heart of Hednesford Group have produced and displayed the poppies around the Miners Memorial whilst the Friends of Hednesford Park have croqueted poppies for the gates to the war memorial and the 1st Hednesford Scout Group have produced a poppy display of a soldier and his horse out of plastic bottle bases at the Soldiers Club.

Particular mention and thanks go to Hednesford Centennial Lions for their work to install the sound system at the War Memorial and have been volunteering to keep the area tidy all year round.

The Museum of Cannock Chase has a number of themed events and a play around the Last Day has been commissioned and will be performed across the District.

In addition to the Town Armistice Service at St Peter’s starting at 9:45am tomorrow the parade will assemble at 10:30 for the service at the War Memorial for 11am followed by a parade through the town to the Soldiers Club.

We will remember them.