Your suggestions are needed for new Pillar inscriptions at Milton Keynes Rose

The Parks Trust want nominations to further renovate this popular place of commemoration.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 12:15 pm

The not-for-profit organisation is requesting new pillar inscription suggestions to be added to the MK Rose.

Every two years new suggestions for pillar markings are considered by a panel. The Rose consists of 106 granite pillars, currently, 66 pillars have been engraved with dedications,

leaving 40 for future inscriptions.

New inscriptions to the MK Rose will added in 2022

Engravings will be completed in 2022, once the nomination process is over. The charity is asking for nominations of dates that hold a special significance to the people of Milton Keynes.

The criteria nominations should strive to meet includes: does the date mark an important moment in the history or the ongoing development of Milton Keynes.

Is the person represented by the date of special significance to a certain demographic in Milton Keynes? Will future generations understand the meaning behind the engraving? Is the event, person or occasion someone or something that will be universally accepted as something people will want to celebrate, commemorate or contemplate?

Another factor is will the pillar marking be significant enough to encourage people to visit or feel an urge to raise awareness of the MK Rose?

Nominations that seek to promote a particular brand or give a commercial advantage to a company or individual will be disqualified.

To put forward a suggested engraving you can email the selection panel at [email protected], or by posting suggestions to The Cenotaph Trust, 1300 Silbury Boulevard, Campbell Park MK9 4AD.

The panel will consist of Parks Trust officials and members of the Cenotaph Trust, members of the community, and the artist who created the Rose, Gordon Young. The Cenotaph Trust was another charity that was instrumental in the creation of the Rose in 2014.

The closing date for nominations is Friday May 7, 2021.

Successful entrants two years ago when the Rose last updated with new decorations included a reference to World Refugee Day and National Volunteers Week.