Permanent Memorial Planned For Clinton

22nd November 2017
A plaque could be erected near the Town Park in memory of Clinton Pringle.
The 3-year-old died after being hit by a van on Tunnell Street last summer.
Tributes left next to the park railings have now been taken away at the request of the family, and temporarily replaced by flowers.
The toddler’s parents, Michael and Stacey, now want a permanent memorial to mark the place their son was fatally struck.
Nicola McAteer, a close friend who was asked to clear the area, says: “It is all about making the area tidy and clean for the memorial of Clinton initially.
“Mum and Dad are coming up with a design and some words that they find quite precious.”
Michael Pringle has thanked islanders for leaving toys and other items in the area, and says people are still very welcome to leave their own tributes.
Nicola says there was a good reason as to why the tributes were removed last week.
“Because of the weather being so wet and windy, quite a lot of the toys and gorgeous teddies that had been left by members of the community were very tired. From chats with Michael and Stacey, they asked me to clear away the area.”
Nicola is now discussing the family’s plan with the Parish of St Helier.

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