Photography of Community at Commemorative D-Day Event

Award-wining developer Crest Nicholson proudly supported Branston Parish Council’s tribute to the 80th anniversary of D-Day through a generous donation of £500.

The event, which was held on Thursday 6th June, brought together members of the local community spanning generations. The day started with an inspiring assembly delivered by Captain Rev Collier from Saint Savior’s Church delving into the history and importance of D-Day. Following the assembly, Staffordshire Regimen Association led a wreath laying ceremony attended by the Deputy Mayor of ESBC and the Chair of Branston Parish Council.

Pupils from Ryknelds Primary School and Henhurst Ridge Academy also joined the event and engaged in a range of activities including D-Day colouring and plane building. For the young learners, the event was also an opportunity to connect with the past, learn about World War II and build relationships with the wider community.

Vanessa MacNee, Sales and Marketing Director at Crest Nicholson Midlands, commented: “At Crest Nicholson, we’re about more than just building homes and are committed to helping the wider community. Events like the Council’s Commemorative D-Day Tribute encourage a sense of camaraderie and bridge generational gaps. Our contribution honours this important anniversary and we look forward to becoming an even more integral part of this vibrant community.”


Cllr Andrew Riley, Branston Parish Council Chairman, said: “Seeing members of our community—both young and old—come together to honour our veterans and learn about history was truly heartwarming. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Crest Nicholson for making this day possible through their generous donation.”


Mr Clive Hamilton, Chairman, Staffordshire Regiment Association said  “It was a honour to be part of this event”.


Last month, Crest Nicholson announced that it had completed purchase of land at nearby

Branston Locks in East Staffordshire where it plans to build 284 new homes, 22 of which will be Shared Ownership properties. Sitting within a larger development site being delivered by multiple developers, Crest Nicholson will provide a mix of two, three, four and five bedroom homes which will contribute towards the 2,500 homes being delivered by the wider scheme, 22 homes available as affordable Shared Ownership properties.

Proposals for the site also include public open spaces including a play area and walking and cycling routes. In addition, residents will benefit from a range of commercial, educational and leisure facilities on the wider development, including a primary school, pub, care home and hotel of up to 80 rooms.

To find out more please visit https://www.crestnicholson.com/developments/staffordshire/branston-locks