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Memorial movement

By on March 12, 2014

Knutsford Town Council are canvassing opinion on plans to relocate the statue of a soldier at the Red Cross Cottage Hospital on Northwich Road to a town centre location as part of plans to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

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A working group of Councillors have been discussing the possibilities and reported to the Environment Committee who agreed that a Town Centre War Memorial would be good for the town and a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives for King and Country.

The Town Council are hoping to part fund the project using the Cheshire East Council War Memorial Grant Scheme and will be making an application towards the costs of the relocation.

“At this early stage, we are looking for gauge the thoughts of the Town on relocating the statue to create a Town Centre War Memorial, possibly on the Little Heath.” said Cllr Tony Dean.

“We have spoken to the churches, Royal British Legion and are waiting to hear from the Red Cross, but so far most people seem to support the idea of establishing a memorial in the Town Centre. It’s often felt strange that unlike other towns Knutsford doesn’t have a central memorial.” Tony continued.

The Town Council are opening a short consultation to establish the views of the public in support of the grant application. The deadline for comments is the 26th March. You can share your thoughts on the idea

You can share your thoughts on the idea by e-mailing townclerk@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk, by completing the quick survey online at www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk or in writing to Council Offices, Toft Road, Knutsford, WA16 6TA. A box for feedback will also be in the Library.

Submitted by Adam Keppel-Garner

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