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Persimmon HOmes South Midlands finds new home for village memorial bench

22 June 2012

A village bench, which was donated to the residents of Alvechurch is to be given a new lease of life, thanks to a Persimmon Homes South Midlands.

A village bench, which was donated to the residents of Alvechurch is to be given a new lease of life, thanks to a South Midlands housebuilder.

The bench, which was presented to the community in 1991 by family and friends of the Alvechurch Village Society’s (AVS) former vice president, Clifford Waller, will have a dedicated place in the Persimmon Homes Lacewood Garden development.

Clifford Waller was a leading figure in the AVS for over 21 years and sadly died in 1990. Having worked tirelessly representing the AVS at district meetings and supporting the villagers’ needs it was felt a village bench was a fitting tribute for his service.

Persimmon Homes will position the memorial bench in its development’s green space where residents and villagers can benefits from the peaceful surroundings.

The arrival of the Persimmon Lacewood Gardens development required the bench to be relocated as Persimmon Homes South Midlands sales director, Alison Reading, explained.

She said: “The bench needed to be relocated in order to accommodate the new properties but it was important to find a new and fitting position for the enjoyment of residents of Lacewood Gardens and Alvechurch.”

Close friend and former neighbour of Clifford Waller and Vice President of AVS, Jim Parker, said; “We are delighted that the memorial bench is located in such a tranquil place.

“Cliff was dedicated to the community’s interest and we are delighted that his legacy may continue for the benefit of future generations.” 

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