To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on Remembrance Sunday in November, Leader of Redbridge Council, Cllr Jas Athwal wants the Redbridge community to create a display of thousands of knitted poppies which will adorn the front of the Town Hall in Ilford.
People are also being asked to knit a simple and basic Red and Black poppy which will be placed on netting and displayed on the Town Hall balconies to commemorate the 100th Centenary since the end of the Great War.
The poppies are being collected at the Redbridge Town Hall.
Cllr Athwal said: "I’ve seen these types of display on other Town Halls and they are really impressive and an unforgettable statement of our pride and thanks to those who served in the Great War”
“I’ve been knitting for the first time in my life for this occasion, and I hope you will too.”
A poppy template and all the information you need can be found on the Redbridge Council website www.redbridge.gov.uk/poppies
They will be collected until Wednesday 31 October and the display will be installed during the week prior to Remembrance Sunday, which this year falls on Sunday 11 November - exactly 100 years to the day that peace was declared after four years of war against Germany in what was known as the Great War and later as the First World War.
The video of Leader Jas Athwal can be found at https://youtu.be/wgTHqegpqp4