December 1999 Lightwater Village Sign was unveiled at
the village memorial by The Mayor of Surrey Heath, Cllr.
Kenneth Pedder. A welcoming committee lead by The Acting
Chairman of Lightwater Care, Mr J O H Norman, JP, opened
proceedings, with a dedication made by The Vicar of
Lightwater, The Revd. M J Horton, MA. This was followed
by a Reception in Lightwater Village Library for all
who attended the unveiling ceremony.
unveiling the sign, The Mayor told the gathered crowd,
Village sign has been organized by 'Lightwater Care'
with a grant of £1,000 from Surrey heath Borough Council's
Village Strategy Fund, the balance of the money coming
from donations from villagers with the remainder being
donated by Lightwater Care from their funds.
Smith of Pankhurst Farm made the sign from sketches
by Brigitte Minassian, and the Parish Council kindly
design is symbolic of Lightwater, bringing in the
country park, the lakes, the bogs and using the
Church as a central focus."
contained in the sign represent:
Three Green Trees
Since Lightwater is part of Chobham Ridges, the
three trees are symbolic of The (Chobham) Clump
and life being a continual growth, standing tall.
A source of light and warmth which is vital for
all forms of life.
These are reaching out for the Community/ Friendship/Spirit
and sending out warmth.
A focal point in Lightwater with an all inviting
For all to enter with lots of spiritual and social
gatherings/events throughout the year, including
its publication of a monthly village magazine.
Symbolic of the Earth/Bog, necessary for the growth
of the beautiful flora and fauna within Lightwater.
Water, lakes and brooks vital for our wildlife,
be it plants or animals.
The beautiful green countryside and parks for us
to enjoy, with walks for all abilities.
these symbols are contained and captured within
a frame to remind us to wisely manage, love, enjoy,
and proudly call our very own