Norden to fly the flag following war memorial enhancements
Date published: 24 February 2018
Honorary Alderman Jane Gartside, Councillors Jim Gartside, Mike Holly and Peter Winkler at the Norden Memorial Garden
Norden Memorial Gardens is now home to a flagpole which has been installed as part of improvement works to the gardens.
Last year local Councillor Peter Winkler, with the assistance of the Rochdale Township Office, made an application to have enhancements and restorative works carried out at the memorial.
The flagpole is just one of the items on the works programme which will also include restoration of the fencing, professional cleaning of the grade two listed memorial and resetting of the of the stone paving around the monument.
This work follows on from benches previously installed and extensive new planting.
Councillor Winkler said: “Norden’s Memorial Gardens are an important part of our village and are used by many people every year. It is right that we should ensure that the gardens and the memorial are cared for as a mark of respect for what they represent.
"I would like to thank Val White and Rachel Hudson from the Rochdale Township Office for their significant support in organising this work.”
“Myself and councillors Holly and Gartside have spoken to many residents and they are delighted at the addition to the village.
"Our memorial service is always well attended in Norden and in 2018, which is a special year, we will be able to make our remembrance even more significant.”
The work has been funded following an application to the War Memorial Fund and will be carried out by the Rochdale Memorial Service.
The flagpole will fly the Union Flag the majority of the year with the George Cross raised to celebrate St George's Day.