Visitors to War Memorials in Calderdale will soon start to see work begin on a borough wide restoration project.
Calderdale Council is working with the War Memorials Trust, a charity that works for the protection and conservation of War memorials across the UK, to maintain every War memorial in Calderdale. The memorials are being cleaned and restored to a high standard to honour the centenary of the First World War.
The project will ensure that the memorials in Calderdale remain in a good state of repair – honouring those who lost their lives.
Work has started on some of the smaller memorials across the borough, before the larger projects in Calderdale are worked on, with the assistance of grants from the War Memorials Trust.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Cllr Steve Sweeney, said:
“It’s really important that War Memorials are kept in a good state of repair, and are a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for their country.
“This work will be completed to a high standard, ensuring that we can be proud of these monuments for many years to come.”
The project is due to be fully completed in time for centenary of the end of the First World War in 2018.