Preparations have begun in Peasedown St John to commemorate and remember the village’s war heroes for this year’s Remembrance Day.

A team from the Peasedown Community Trust, led by local Councillors Gavin Heathcote and Karen Walker (pictured), spent last Sunday morning putting up large poppies through the centre of the village.

Cllr Gavin Heathcote, who chairs the Trust, said: “Poppies for Peasedown is a community project funded by the Peasedown Community Trust.

“We have worked in partnership with the Royal British Legion to display these poppies throughout the community in honour of our village’s war heroes.

“Those that have gone before us sacrificed so much, so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have today. Thank you!”

This is the third year running the Trust has put up poppies in the village.

Peasedown Community Trust will also be taking part in this year’s Village Civic Service on Sunday 12th November by laying a wreath at the War Memorial located in St John’s Church.

Cllr Karen Walker, a member of the Trust and also the Vice-Chairwoman of B&NES Council, added: “We organise for these poppies to be put up through the centre of Peasedown St John each year to remember the sacrifice our village’s war heroes have made.

“We will always be in-debt and grateful to them for the freedoms we have today.

“The right to free speech, the right to vote and the right to a fair trial are privileges not enjoyed in all parts of the world. Without our war heroes we wouldn’t have these freedoms today, so thank you!”