New flower planters in Cropston.
The planter on the corner of Station Road and Cropston Road has been honoured to the memory of Flight Lieutenant Rakesh Chauhan of Cropston who was killed in Afghanistan in April 2014. The Parish Council also provided a brass plaque in his honour.
The inauguration took place on Monday 6th June 2016 at 3.25pm. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and was attended by Rakesh's family, Lady Gretton JP Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, the Mayor and Mayoress of Charnwood, Parish Councillors, neighbours and many of Rakesh's friends.
Cllr Michael Jackson welcomed and thanked everybody for coming. Speeches were then read by Lady Gretton and Kesh Chauhan.
In honour of Rakesh, three lavender plants from RAF Odiham were planted by Lady Gretton, Jyoti & Kishor Chauhan, Rakesh's parents and his brother Kesh Chauhan and his financee, assisted by Chairman of The Parish Council Mark Charles.
Kishor Chauhan thanked everybody for attending and invited everybody back to their home for refreshments.