Safety improvements made to Wardle cenotaph

Date published: 26 November 2018

Several repairs and improvements will be carried out to the cenotaph in Wardle village.

The steep stone steps have already been repaired, and a handrail for additional safety will be installed in the future.

Councillor Ashley Dearnley said: “The steps have been repaired and a handrail will soon be fitted, making it safer for all to visit.”

Councillor Neil Emmott, the council’s cabinet member for environment, said: “We’re always keen to hear feedback on our war memorials and how they can be improved and refurbished so they’re fit to commemorate the heroic sacrifices of our Armed Forces.

“We’ve been made aware of a request to remove part of an old gate and add a handrail to the steps at Wardle Cenotaph and are sourcing funding so that this work can be completed.”

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