Have your say on war memorial in Selston

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A memorial to commemorate fallen soldiers is set to be created in Selston - and people are being invited to have their say on the plans.

There will be an opportunity for villagers to put forward their views on the memorial’s design and location at a public consultation event which is going to be held in the village on Friday afternoon and evening.

People will also be able to find out how to get involved with the memorial project, which has received funding from Nottinghamshire County Council, Ashfield District Council along with Selston Parish Council.

Gail Turner, a parish, district and county councillor in the area, said on Monday that it was ‘about time’ that Selston had its own dedicated memorial.

“There is no stand-alone war memorial in Selston,” she said.

“There are some plaques on the wall in some of the churches but it’s time we had a memorial for the fallen soldiers of Selston and we have got the money to do it. We wanted to have a consultation day on Friday and we have put up posters. We are inviting the public to have their say.”

The funding was secured by Coun Turner and Coun Sam Wilson, who also represents the area.

The consultation event tomorrow Friday will be held at the Old Council Offices on Alfreton Road in Selston. It will take place between 2pm and 8pm and everyone is welcome to attend.