Netteswell War Memorial commemorates the residents of Netteswell and Burnt Mill who were killed or went missing in action during the World Wars.
The memorial garden is located on a village green, opposite a busy public house which meant clientele often spilled out into the streets and onto the unfenced garden area around the war memorial. The area is also located next to a busy road and with so much public usage, it was beginning to look untidy and local residents had become concerned by the declining appearance of this much treasured memorial garden.
Harlow Council felt it was important to renovate the memorial and create a secluded area where respect could be paid to the war dead and ceremonies could be carried out on special days, such as Remembrance Sunday.
Landscape architects Groundwork Hertfordshire worked closely with Harlow Council and Southern Landscapes and to design a new landscaped area, which would be surrounded by high quality railings to protect the area, make it more secluded and private, and more be-fitting of a war memorial.