Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Work to start on Lancaster's Memorial Gardens

Work will start tomorrow (Wednesday 2nd October) on restoring Lancaster’s Memorial Gardens ahead of next year’s centenary of the World War One.

The extensive works will include the pruning of trees, removal and clearing back of shrubs, along with restoration of the gates, railings and lanterns.

The paving around the Memorial Gardens will also be re-laid and repairs made to the surface of the adjacent road.

Councillor Tim Hamilton-Cox, Cabinet member with responsibility for Property, said: “The Memorial Gardens have unfortunately started to show their age and it’s only right and proper that we undertake some work on them to make sure they are looking their best.

“With next year being the centenary of the start of World War One it’s also very timely.

“These works will bring the Gardens back to their best and a fitting setting to honour those who died in the service of their country.”

The majority of the works should be completed in time for Remembrance Sunday.

Access to the Customer Service Centre will remain open throughout the duration of the project.

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