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Coronavirus – important information from Scarisbrick Parish Council


Scarisbrick Parish Council is actively looking at ways that the vulnerable in the parish can be supported and will make funding available as appropriate. Something that is causing a significant problem at the moment is the growing number of coronavirus scams that are appearing – we want to be as sure as possible that we don’t unwittingly expose elderly residents to harm. We are working on it.

The best way anyone can help at the moment is to keep in touch with each other’s immediate neighbours. This is particularly the case if they are elderly, have pre-existing medical conditions, and are self-isolating. You will know them and, more importantly, they will know you. This immediately creates trust and ensures that they are not relying on people they may never have seen before (no matter how well-intentioned they may be). This is far better than any scheme we can devise and it can get off the ground with immediate effect.

We advise all residents not to hand over money to anyone they do not recognise (and trust) on the promise of having shopping done for them. This is, unfortunately, a scam that is gaining pace. Unscrupulous individuals are doing this whilst pretending to represent Parish Councils.

If you live within the parish, are self-isolating, and find yourself in serious and immediate need then please get in touch with the council and we will do what we can to resolve the problem. At the moment we will only be able to help with serious and immediate problems such as having run out of food or medication. Contact us by completing the form below. Give us your telephone number and a password (memorable word) of your choice. We will call you back and return the password so you know it is us. Our telephone number (mobile) is 07577240928, please only use this if absolutely necessary – we are a small parish council with limited resources.

We are not qualified to give medical advice. If you need this advice – and it’s not an emergency – you should dial the 111 telephone number.

We are starting to ramp up a flow of information on our website and Twitter accounts (@scarisbrick2day) but please bear with us – our resources are relatively small.



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Smithy Lane (October 2019)

Scarisbrick Parish Council – Flooding Questionnaire

The questionnaire appears in the Winter 2019 edition of Scarisbrick Village Matters (SVM). An electronic version is available for download here. This can be completed on your computer, saved, and emailed as an attachment to

The SVM article is reproduced below.


News programmes have recently been as depressing as the weather. Flooding in Northwich saw the Environment Agency (EA) and United Utilities bickering about responsibility. The gloomy point was made that any flood defence would eventually be overwhelmed – a fight with nature has only one winner. Climate change apparently increases likelihood that Southport will become an island. The article ignored that this involves large areas of Scarisbrick being submerged. Then there was the potato farm in Lancashire that flooding had turned into a jet-ski resort!

How much do we know about personal flood risk, what influences it, and who is responsible for managing it? The Parish Council wants your thoughts on flooding in Scarisbrick and asks that you complete the questionnaire in this edition.

Climate change debate is controversial but Met Office records for 2019 demonstrate extremes. Unprecedented temperatures were recorded in February followed by Storms Freya and Gareth. A sunny Easter preceded Storm Hannah. A new UK maximum temperature on 25th July was followed by twice the average rainfall in many areas. Winters of 2013/14 and 2015/16 were the wettest on record with widespread impacts. Intense rainfall plays a major part in flooding and can’t be controlled, but we can influence how rainfall is managed once it hits the ground. Land use, extent of local development, drain and watercourse maintenance all play a part.

Heatons Bridge-culvert under canal overwhelmed

Heatons Bridge – culvert under canal overwhelmed with overflow into canal.

Flood classification is useful when determining areas of responsibility. Coastal and groundwater flooding are unlikely in Scarisbrick whereas surface water (pluvial) and watercourse (fluvial) flooding are commonest. Backflow from sewers is a potential cause of flooded property and in Scarisbrick is the responsibility of United Utilities.

Pluvial flooding occurs anywhere at any time. Heavy and sudden rainfall causes rapid flooding which usually subsides quickly once rain stops. In extreme cases “flash flooding” is fast-moving and dangerous. Pluvial flooding is minimised by good drainage but is commonly seen where drains are blocked or overwhelmed – flooding of roads is an example. Run-off from flooded roads and inconsiderate driving can cause flooding of gardens and inside property. Lancashire County Council (LCC) maintains roadside drains whereas West Lancashire Borough Council (WLBC) clears gutters.

Run-off from fields

Run-off from fields.

Run-off from adjacent land can be significant if the ground is hardened by compaction (agricultural practices play a role) or prolonged hot spells. Road drains are designed to take water from roads and can silt-up or are overwhelmed in these circumstances. Overdevelopment increasingly causes absorbent ground to be lost. WLBC is responsible for planning but this isn’t simply about new development – we install patios or additional car parking on our properties which contribute to the problem. In rural areas road drains discharge into ditches that may themselves be full, this brings us to another problem.

Fluvial flooding occurs when watercourses overflow. Scarisbrick has many watercourses of various sizes because we live in an agricultural area where ditches drain land, but we also lie between Ormskirk and the sea. Hurlston and Sandy Brooks run through the parish and take the surface drainage of Ormskirk from Scarth Hill downwards. This is a particular concern because 100 year floods are now considered to be 30 year floods.

Fluvial flooding from Sandy Brook (right)

Fluvial flooding from Sandy Brook.

Responsibility for watercourse maintenance depends on classification. Main rivers are the EA’s responsibility; the classification reflects significance rather than size and includes watercourses on Martin Mere. Others are “ordinary” watercourses where responsibilities lie with riparian owners and are defined by legislation. This applies to farmers but also homeowners with drainage ditches crossing or adjacent to their gardens.

Living in Scarisbrick means you are close to a geological bowl which is the pumped area of the Alt-Crossens drainage catchment. This contains some of the most fertile soil in the UK with importance to national food supply contributing £230m to our local economy. It is the lowest point of the Borough’s drainage system and water is pumped out to sea at Crossens. Pumping operations are currently threatened by government cuts. Pumping to protect agricultural resources is no longer considered viable, although no flood threat to property is anticipated. However, new data suggests flooding could be more widespread than predicted and may isolate Southport. The extent of surrounding ground saturation is difficult to determine and could also threaten infrastructure.

Alt-Crossens - pumped catchment (EA map)

Alt-Crossens – pumped catchment (Environment Agency map).

There is growing acceptance that flooding is inevitable but we need to mitigate impacts. Everyone plays a role which may be as simple as reporting blocked road drains or driving more considerately through floodwater. We should avoid covering gardens with impermeable surfaces and consider our carbon footprint. We should take riparian responsibilities seriously. We should hold local authorities to account and challenge policymakers whether this is over new development, pumping station closure, or how often gutters are cleaned. There is also emphasis on reasonable self-help such as purchasing sandbags, installing domestic flood barriers, or clearing grids outside our homes.


Useful resources:  

If floodwater enters your house, or is over halfway across the road, telephone:

    • 0300 123 6780 (Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, excluding bank holidays). 
    • Otherwise telephone 101 (Police non-emergency number).


If flooding is from sewers or burst water mains, telephone:

  • 0345 6723 723 (United Utilities)

Report blocked road drains:

“Flooding in Lancashire” – what to do before, during, and after a flood:

Owning a watercourse – rules and responsibilities:

“Know Your Flood Risk” – advice and links:


John Herbert

Scarisbrick Parish Councillor



Scarisbrick Village Hall

Scarisbrick Village Hall is a wonderful amenity for the local community and the surrounding areas. The building contains a large hall with a stage, kitchen, smaller meeting room and toilets and cloakroom. Outside there is a large recreation field, basket ball/ five a side court and a children’s playground. There is plenty of parking.


The hall is ideal for a wide variety of activities. There have recently been children’s parties, Christenings and evening family celebrations. There have been dog shows and seminars and caravan rallies.


There is a rich programme of regular weekly events including U3A dancing, bridge and indoor bowling during the day. In the evenings there is dog training.


The WI use the hall on a monthly basis for their meetings and there are monthly sequence dances and JB social dances.


The hall is run by a very small management committee of volunteers who meet at the hall on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm. New members would be most welcome.


There are still slots available during the week for new activities and weekend slots are usually available. If you wish to hire the hall please contact Lesley Cooke:


or leave a text or voice message on 07505668335.

Scarisbrick Village Hall.
Smithy Lane,
L40 8HH.



Outdoor gym for Scarisbrick?

Funding has become available through Section 106 planning contributions and Scarisbrick Parish Council is exploring the possibility of installing outdoor gym equipment in the grounds of Scarisbrick Village Hall. A bid is being formulated that will require approval by West Lancashire Borough Council.

What is Section 106 funding?

Under the provisions of Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 contributions can be sought from developers to be put towards the costs of providing community resources. The purpose of these contributions is to enable communities to provide and improve open spaces, sport, recreation or outdoor facilities. The level of contributions is negotiated between developers and West Lancashire Borough Council during the planning application process. Funds are allocated to parish projects through a grant system.

What are the limitations on how the money is used?

Section 106 funds should not be regarded as “free” money to use as we please. West Lancashire Borough Council is accountable for how Section106 monies are spent. They are legally bound to allocate the funds in accordance with the agreement they entered into with the developer. Failure to do so could result in funds being reclaimed.

Section 106 money may only be spent on facilities where the new development has, at least in part, contributed to the need for the facilities. Funding is available for capital projects only and cannot be used to fund general running costs.

Funding will normally be invested in the same parish in which the contributing development is located. However, if Scarisbrick fails to come forward with a suitable bid the funds can be allocated elsewhere within the Borough.

Why outdoor gym equipment?

There is strong scientific evidence that regular physical activity is one of the most important contributors to health. It increases overall physical and mental well being and diminishes both the risk of illness and premature death. Even modest increases in physical activity give improvements in quality of life.

Cost and lack of access are often cited as two of the main barriers to people not participating in regular physical activity; the provision of outdoor gyms combats both of these factors.

Gym equipment can be used by people of all ages and is suitable to be used by families and groups of friends. Equipment for disabled use is available. Users of such gyms find them to be enjoyable and beneficial for their health.

What happens next?

Applications go through a detailed assessment process at West Lancashire Borough Council. Evidence has to be put forward that an assessment has been made of local community need, including public consultation. Failure to demonstrate that there is public backing for the project will ensure that the bid fails.

Scarisbrick Parish Council is now consulting residents on the proposal, your responses will be extremely important to the outcome. The Council would be grateful if residents could download and complete the following questionnaire (also to be found in the next edition of Scarisbrick Village Matters).

Questionnaire (MS Word)

Questionnaire (pdf)

Completed questionnaires should be returned to the parish clerk at the address given below. Alternatively, please simply write to (or e-mail) the parish clerk in response to the questions. The council will need responses to be returned by 26th May 2017.

Mr Thomas Houghton.
137 Smithy Lane,
L40 8HH.


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Flooding – be prepared

Fortunately, the local flooding experienced at Christmas 2015 was not repeated this year. However, we cannot be complacent as we move into the New Year.

Lancashire County Council has produced some useful advice on its website about how people can be more prepared for flooding. Flooding can never be totally prevented but, if you are prepared, the impact to people and property can usually be reduced.  The information can be accessed at and includes the following contact information:

Lancashire Police – 999If there is an immediate risk to life call the police.

Environment Agency Floodline – 0345 988 1188 – To report a flood or if your property is at risk of flooding from a reservoir, river or coastal water.

United Utilities – 0345 6723 723 – If flooding is from sewers or burst water mains.

Power cuts – 105 – To report a power cut or get updates if your electricity has been cut off. 

Lancashire County Council – 0300 123 6780 – If flooding is from highway drainage, surface water, groundwater or watercourses.


The following video contains some practical advice:


Flood investigation report – December 2015 floods

Lancashire County Council, as Lead Local Flood Authority, has now published district level reports which provide affected communities with information about what the relevant risk management authorities are doing in their areas to help manage the risk of flooding from a variety of sources.

The reports provide information on investigations undertaken at each of the affected locations, flood risk improvements already completed as well as opportunities for further investigation and investment in flood-prevention measures.  They also provide information for concerned homeowners and businesses on what they can do to help protect their own properties from flooding in the future.

The West Lancashire District Flood Report was published in November 2016 and can be found at

Scarisbrick Parish Council would be interested to hear your views on the report.



Bus-shelter update

Scarisbrick Parish Council is continuing with its rolling programme of bus-shelter replacement. Some of the Council’s current timber shelters are more than 40 years old and maintenance costs are increasing. They are particularly susceptible to rot where the bases make contact with the ground. This often involves the structural framework of the shelters and is difficult to repair.


Timber shelter (Image care of Rept0n1x at Wikimedia Commons).

Although timber bus-shelters have been a distinctive feature of the Parish for many years the decision was taken to replace with modern aluminium framed shelters. These are more durable and cheaper to maintain than their timber counterparts and are therefore more in keeping with the Council’s responsibility to obtain value for money. Visibility is also much improved as buses can be seen from inside the shelter and bus drivers can see waiting passengers. The shelters should also be more resistant to vandalism.

Budget constraints mean that we are able to replace one (possibly two) shelters per year without unacceptable increases in the precept. This is being done in order of priority based upon information from regular asset inspection. Up to now the shelters at Otterstye, St.Mark’s School, New Hall Drive, and Carr Cross (Ormskirk direction) have been replaced. The latter two shelters have recently benefitted from the addition of front panels to protect from prevailing winds.

The shelter at the lower end of Bescar Brow (almost opposite Woodlands Avenue) has been identified as the next priority. This will be a semi-enclosed bus-shelter to protect from the wind. It will have a tinted polycarbonate roof. The front, side and rear panels will be glazed with toughened safety glass which is hard wearing and vandal resistant. Perch seating is included. An order was placed just before Christmas and there is an expected lead time of two to three weeks for installation.


Drawing of proposed bus-shelter on Bescar Brow.

The shelters at Heatons Bridge and the Elephant restaurant have been identified as the next priorities for the new financial year. The shelter on Moorfield Lane has been removed following collision by a vehicle. This is currently subject to an insurance claim and should be replaced soon.


Damage to Moorfield Lane shelter.


Scarisbrick National Services Club

Scarisbrick National Services Club is something of an institution in the parish having been established in 1946. Set up after the Second World War to provide well-deserved recreation for servicemen, it has served the local community ever since.

The club boasts a first class crown green bowling green. The green is well-maintained and located conveniently behind the clubhouse from where it can be easily accessed. In winter months members can make use of two indoor short mat bowling strips. For those who prefer green baize, the clubhouse also has three match-standard snooker tables.

Crown green bowling at SNSC.

Crown green bowling at SNSC.

These days membership is open to all residents of Scarisbrick and surrounding areas. Benefitting from a licensed bar and free car parking, members can enjoy a diverse range of facilities including:


·        DARTS




·        RACE NIGHTS

·        QUIZ NIGHTS

New members are always very welcome. Those with a competitive edge can join the club’s bowls and snooker teams, competing in local leagues. Others may choose to take a more relaxed approach and simply use the facilities to chill out. The choice is yours.

Match standard snooker tables.

Match-standard snooker tables.

The club’s spacious lounge is also available to hire for special events and parties. It can accommodate up to 100 people in this pleasant rural setting. A warm welcome always awaits you.

SNSC hosts a number of special events throughout the year

SNSC hosts a number of special events throughout the year

The club quite rightly prides itself on its friendly atmosphere and active social calendar. Upcoming functions are posted on the events section of this website. Why not drop in and see for yourself!  

For further information please visit the club which is situated at Bullens Lane, Scarisbrick, L40 9RR . Alternatively, you can telephone 01704 880288 (evenings only).   


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Scarisbrick WW2 Roll of Honour

Scarisbrick’s roll of the Fallen of the First World War was published on Armistice Day. We now remember men and women of the Parish who gave their lives in the Second World War.

 (With thanks to Paul Charlesworth)


BROOKES, Wilfred

Sergeant, RAF Volunteer Reserve; died 2 June 1942



Fusilier, Lancashire Fusiliers; died 9 May 1944


CHARNOCK, James Francis

Stoker 1st Class, Royal Navy (HMS Hermione); died 16 June 1942



Guardsman, Welsh Guards; died 10 September 1944



Aircraftman, RAF Volunteer Reserve; died 17 November 1943


GINGER, Gabrielle

Died 19 March 1945


HAMILTON, Ian Graham

Pilot Officer, RAF Volunteer Reserve; died 9 August 1943



Private, Durham Light Infantry; died 8 June 1944


HENDRY, Douglas Matthew

Seaman, Merchant Navy (SS Scottish Trader); died 6 December 1941



Guardsman, Irish Guards; died 17 September 1944


LOCKETT, Stanley

Sergeant, 240 Sqdn RAF Volunteer Reserve; died 23 December 1941


ROBINSON, John Ernest

Corporal, Royal Army Service Corps; died 8 March 1945


TAYLOR, Arthur Dawson

Captain, Army Dental Corps; died 18 December 1945


WELLS, James Francis

Second Lieutenant, Royal Artillery; died 1 December 1941


WHELDON, John Neville

Sergeant, RAF Volunteer Reserve; died 9 January 1941


WILSON, Donald Corbett

Driver, Royal Army Service Corps; died 7 May 1942


Scarisbrick WW1 Roll of Honour

The following is a roll call of 64 Scarisbrick men who lost their lives during the First World War and are named on the new war memorial at Scarisbrick Village Hall.


ABRAM, George Thomas Sumner

Corporal, Royal Engineers; died 12 February 1919


ACKERS, John William

Acting Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery; died 22 February 1917



Private, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment); died 1 October 1915


AUGHTON, Edmund Wadsworth

Stoker 1st Class, Royal Navy; died 31 May 1916



Private, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 23 October 1918

Brother of:

BALDWIN, Thomas     D.C.M.

Serjeant, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry); died 8 October 1918


BALL, Henry

Private, Royal Welsh Fusiliers; died 1 October 1917


BANKS, James

Private, Machine Gun Corps; died 28 September 1918


BANKS, Richard Edward

Private, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 30 April 1918



Lance Corporal, Royal Warwickshire Regiment; died 19 July 1916


BOND, Thomas Harper

Serjeant, Lancashire Fusiliers; died 7 November 1920


BRADE, Isaac

Private, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment; died 11 April 1917


de CASTÉJA, Count Marie Emmanuel Remy  FCdeG (French Croix de Guerre)

Sergeant, 20th Chasseurs a Pied; died 10 October 1915



Lance Corporal, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 21 December 1917



Private, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 30 September 1917



Sergeant, Canadian Infantry; died 26 September 1916



Private, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 28 September 1915


FOSTER, Robert

Private, Manchester Regiment; died 13 May 1917



Private, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 12 August 1916


HARTLEY, Leonard

Private, Royal Marine Light Infantry; died 6 September 1918



Driver, Army Service Corps; died 1 December 1917


HIGHTON, Charles Luke

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery; died 26 May 1917


HIGNETT, Charles

Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps; died 22 November 1917

Brother of:

HIGNETT, William

Private, Connaught Rangers; died 22 January 1916


HURST, Richard

Private, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 8 October 1918


HUYTON, Edward

Private, Royal Welsh Fusiliers; died 15 March 1917


HUYTON, John Royle

Private, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 27 March 1917


JACKSON, Richard

Private, Royal Army Service Corps; died 11 October 1920


JOHNSON, James     M.M.

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery; died 1 July 1917



Private, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 12 October 1916



Private, Army Ordnance Corps; died 29 October 1918


LONGTON, Christopher

Private, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 13 August 1916


LYDIATE, Joseph Richard

Rifleman, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 9 April 1918



Rifleman, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 20 September 1917

Brother of:


Lance Corporal, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 2 August 1917


MARSHALL, James Edward

Serjeant, Royal Engineers; died 21 February 1919


MASSAM, Thomas

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery; died 18 September 1918


MAYOR, Walter

Private, Coldstream Guards; died 22 August 1918



Private, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 8 April 1916



Private, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 26 December 1917


PRESCOTT, Charles Stanley

Private, 4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish); died 2 September 1917

Brother of:

PRESCOTT, Joseph James

Private, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 11 December 1918


RIGBY, Edward Andrew

Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps; died 30 October 1918


RIGBY, John Thomas

Private, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 28 March 1918



Private, Canterbury Regiment (N.Z.E.F.); died 12 October 1917


RIMMER, John Jeffrey

Private, Lancashire Fusiliers; died 3 May 1917


SAINT, Peter Thomas

Private, South Wales Borderers; died 4 November 1918



Private, Lancashire Fusiliers; died 3 May 1917



Private, Scots Guards; died 17 September 1917



Rifleman, King’s Royal Rifle Corps; died 6 March 1917



Private, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 12 July 1917


SUMNER, Walter

Private, Lancashire Fusiliers; died 31 July 1917


SUTHERN, Bertram

Private, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry); died 24 April 1917



Private, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 12 January 1918



Corporal, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 21 March 1918


TURNER, Arthur Sidney

Rifleman, Rifle Brigade; died 16 May 1920


TWIST, Robert

Rifleman, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 21 June 1918


USHER, Herbert

Private, Manchester Regiment; died 26 October 1917



Lieutenant, Royal Welsh Fusiliers; died 28 October 1917



Corporal, Royal Field Artillery; died 11 August 1918



Staff Serjeant, Army Service Corps; died 21 October 1916


WITHINGTON, Charles Edward

Corporal, Royal Defence Corps; died 10 October 1918


WOODS, Sandford

Lance Corporal, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 30 October 1918


WRIGHT, Richard

Private, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment); died 7 November 1915


First World War memorial installed

Scarisbrick’s memorial to the Fallen of the First World War has now been installed at the Village Hall. Dedicated to the memory of sixty-four men from the parish who lost their lives during the conflict, the memorial is constructed of eye-catching polished black granite with white enamelled lettering and is set amongst natural sandstone paving.


In addition to carrying the names of the Fallen the monument includes a frieze depicting a horse drawn plough together with poppies entwined with sheaves of corn. This highlights the link between the agricultural heritage of the parish and the sacrifice of its men, many of whom had strong connections with the land prior to the conflict. One such man was John Halewood, a former pupil of St Mark’s School who worked as a horseman at a local farm on Hurlston Green. This year marks the centenary of his death during the Somme offensive, one of the bloodiest battles of the war which eventually took the lives of over a million men. In his last letter he poignantly writes of home. In so doing he describes the nature of the sacrifice made by the Fallen, and emphasises why it should not be forgotten:

I do not know if I shall see either of these places again, but their memory only serves to help me on through these trying times, and make me all the more determined to do my duty, so that my friends and relations may never have cause to be ashamed of me”.


The project was launched in 2014 to commemorate the centenary of the conflict. A community working group was formed and had its first meeting at the end of April. The plan was to establish a new memorial to the Fallen within the parish and to create memorial books to be held in local churches and schools. The monument at the Village Hall marks the completion of the first phase and has added about thirty names to those remembered in local churches. Many local names are represented on the monument with families still residing in Scarisbrick and surrounding areas. It is hoped that the memorial will help to provide closure for these families, given that circumstances often dictated that remains were not returned home.


The second phase is underway and should be completed by the end of the centenary. The books will also contain details of local men who served and returned home – a cohort that is often forgotten. It is estimated that the stories of about 200 men will be included and the working group would be pleased to hear from anyone willing to help in the compilation of the books. This website will also carry short biographies of each of the men which will link to the memorial by means of a QR code. The collection of biographies will increase as work is completed and it is hoped that names remembered on the memorial will appear soon.

A number of events have been staged over the last couple of years to raise funds for the project. Fundraising was launched with an exhibition at Scarisbrick Hall School and has since been supported by events organised by local schools, churches and groups such as the WI. There have been significant individual donations and an important financial contribution from the West Lancashire Heritage Association. Local firms have been involved in the construction of the memorial with stonemasonry being supplied by Ormsby of Scarisbrick and groundwork by Dave Finney Landscapes. The invaluable support of the management committee at Scarisbrick Village Hall is acknowledged in providing the site for the memorial. An ecumenical Service of Dedication is being planned for Armistice Day. This will include the Calling of the Names and reading of extracts regarding the lives of the Fallen by local schoolchildren.

Location of the monument at Scarisbrick Village Hall.

Location of the monument at Scarisbrick Village Hall.

Scarisbrick Parish Council has formally adopted the memorial, taking responsibility for its maintenance and insurance. The Council takes this opportunity to express its gratitude to all those who continue to contribute to the working group and who ensured that plans came to fruition.

The project aims to provide a touchstone between past and present. It affords a source of civic pride whilst reiterating the human cost of warfare, underlining the extra-ordinary sacrifice of a previous generation of Scarisbrick men.