It is a sad but inevitable fact that sooner or later (hopefully much later) we’ll all have to face the death of a loved one.
If you live in Fairfield or have close connections with the village, you may feel it would be appropriate and comforting to have a memorial here.
Fairfield Parish Council (FPC) was recently asked if it would be possible to plant a memorial tree in the orchard. It was agreed that this would be a lovely idea. However, it was also agreed that FPC couldn’t agree to blanket consent for anyone to plant whatever they wanted, wherever they wanted.
And so a policy was drafted and accepted. It can be found in full on the FPC website (www.fairfieldparishcouncil.gov.uk) – but in essence it guarantees that sympathy and respect are accorded to those wishing to plant a memorial tree, and further ensures that any memorial trees are not out of place in the location where they are planted.
Trees will have to be selected from a list held by FPC, which will only include the type of heritage trees that already grow in our orchards. A plaque will be allowed, but must be of a specified maximum size, and obtained from the Woodland Trust.