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Selston war memorial set for £6,000 cash boost

Local campaigners show the plans for the proposed war memorial in Selston

Local campaigners show the plans for the proposed war memorial in Selston

 

A project to build Selston’s own war memorial will receive a major boost after a council was set to approve a £6,000 donation.

The memorial planned to be built the recreation ground near Bunyan Green Road, will honour the deaths of soldiers who have served in wars from the First World War onwards

A meeting of Ashfield District Council Rural Area Committee on February 4, is set to approve the money for the memorial to be reallocated from the Holly Hills Country Park project.

The extra funds will enable the works to be completed by 31st March.

The village is set to get its own war memorial after local councillors Gail Turner and Sam Wilson began a campaign to get one erected.

Coun Turner said: “It is a boost - we needed it to make sure the project could be completed to a proper standard, like making sure it has top quality fencing and surrounds.”

She emphasised ny cash remaining in the Selston War Memorial budget on completion of the project will be transferred back to the Holly Hills Country Park project, which would not be affected by the reduction.

 

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