Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust

Latest News Regarding the Avenue of Remembrance

Avenue of RemembranceThe Avenue of Remembrance is to be renewed following the Elmbridge Borough Council public consultation carried out in September 2017. We are delighted that work will begin at the end of January 2018. The full statement by the council is reproduced below:

Statement of Works

Avenue of Remembrance, Tilt Road, Cobham

Further to the public consultation carried out in September 2017 regarding the future of the Avenue of Remembrance, we would like to inform you that work will start on site during the week commencing 29 January 2018.

Recommendations were made to renew the avenue after 96% of the 230 residents involved in the survey indicated that they were in favour of replacing the original and replacement trees which had not thrived.

What will the work involve?

All the existing cherry trees will be removed and the soil will be improved prior to planting the young replacement cherries. A meadow strip will be then sowed underneath the young trees.

The works to remove the trees will be started week commencing 29 January 2018, with the new trees being planted week commencing 12 February 2018, subject to weather conditions. The meadow will be sown in the spring.

While the works are in progress there will be significant impact on the appearance of the site, however in the longer term, once the trees have established, the avenue will be restored to its original state as the much-loved landmark which was originally intended to honour the memory of local soldiers fallen during WWII.

For further information of the planned works, please do not hesitate to contact the Green Spaces Team on 01372 474 568 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Alternatively, you can visit for updates.

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