Village plants rose to remember Maureen

Hesketh Bank Community Centre and Becconsall U3A have planted a rose in Hesketh Bank ‘Queen Elizabeth II’ Community Garden on Station Road to remember the life of Maureen Baldwin, who sadly passed away earlier this year.

The rose, called ‘Ask Maureen’, was purchased by Hesketh Bank Community Centre and the commemorative plaque was kindly donated by Jonathan Ball Signs of Chapel Road and Peter Watkinson Plumbing & Heating of Moss Lane.

Steve Kirby, Chair of Hesketh Bank Community Centre and founding member of Becconsall U3A along with Maureen, said, “We are very grateful to Maureen, who dedicated herself to our village, despite suffering ill health for some time, and she made Hesketh Bank a better place for us all.”

Maureen was well known in the village for her voluntary work with the Community Centre and U3A, but also as a Parish Councillor for eight years. She played a key role in the development of the Poor Marsh Allotments and the Community Garden, and was awarded a Love Hesketh Bank pin badge for her service to the village in 2017 when she retired from those roles.

Maureen’s sister, Penny, and husband, Terry, who was also involved in the Community Centre and U3A, attended the planting.