Staffordshire Moorlands District Council and Alliance Environmental Services are dressing vehicles with giant poppies in support of Poppy Appeal


Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, and its waste collection company Alliance Environmental Services (AES), are showing their support to the 100 year anniversary since the end of the First World War, by making a donation to the Poppy appeal and dressing vehicles with giant poppies.

Councillor Arthur Forrester, cabinet member for the environment, said: “We’ve been proud to show our support for the annual poppy appeal in this way for the last 11 years.

“The appeal this year, as the nation commemorates 100 years since the end of the First World War, has a special significance as communities across the Moorlands come together to remember the sacrifices made by service men and women past and present both during and since that war.”

“These vehicles provide services to every household across the Moorlands and I hope that seeing the vehicles dressed with their poppies will encourage people to take a moment to reflect and to support the appeal in their own way.”

The council has also made grants available to town and parish councils in the Moorlands to enable them to organise commemorative events this year.