Memorial bench recognises ‘huge contribution’ of councillor

Lin Curnock and her three grandchildren. A bench in memory of her late husband Malcolm has been unveiled in Broadbridge Heath (photo submitted).
Lin Curnock and her three grandchildren. A bench in memory of her late husband Malcolm has been unveiled in Broadbridge Heath (photo submitted).

A memorial bench to Broadbridge Heath’s longest serving parish councillor Malcolm Curnock, who died two years ago, has been unveiled to recognise his ‘huge contribution’ to the village.

Pictured is his wife Lin Curnock with their three grandchildren Lex, Temperance and Morgan Cornish at the triangle of land between Billingshurst Road and Old Guildford Road where it is now sited.

Malcolm was extremely committed to Broadbridge Heath and his dedication, enthusiasm and service to the village and the parish council never waned.

The parish council hopes that the bench erected in his honour will be enjoyed by many, providing not only a nice seat to rest for a moment to watch the world go but also a place where Malcolm’s friends and family can sit for a while and remember him.

Malcolm’s wife Lin and his family are extremely proud of the tribute the parish council has paid to Malcolm and were one of the first to go and view.

Lin said: “It’s in a lovely spot, where one can view life coming and going, in what is now the oldest part of the village, but also secluded enough to be able to sit and enjoy one’s own thoughts.”

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