Farsley Cenotaph is set for refurbishment – with improvements including a new pavement and new grassed area.
Work will be carried out early in the New Year to give the area a facelift.
The move has been welcomed by Cllr Andrew Carter (Cons, Calverley & Farsley). He said:
“We have now secured the funding to improve the pavement around the Cenotaph, the railings to be re-painted, and the area within the Cenotaph railings to be re-modelled, with a pavement running from the gates around the base of the Cenotaph, a new grassed area, flower tubs and rose beds.
“I tried to get this work carried out before this year’s Remembrance Sunday, but that appears not to be possible, so rather than do half a job, I have agreed with the Parks Department and the Highways Department that it will be done in the early New Year.
“We have also obtained a sponsor for the tubs and the flower beds; so it is good news, even if slightly later than we had hoped.”
Made from Aberdeen granite and costing £1,000 – all of which was raised by public subscription – the Farsley War Memorial Cenotaph was unveiled on Saturday, June 25th, 1921 by Major Donald E Roberts MC.
Read more about the cenotaph’s history here.