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Legacy Fund helps to improve war memorials

The Telford 50 Legacy Fund has contributed over £24,000 for improving and restoring a number of war memorials in the borough - including creating a brand new war memorial in Lawley and Overdale. 

Money from the Telford 50 Legacy Fund has meant that the Jackfield Bridge and Donnington Parade were refurbished in October 2018.

Work here included shot blasting, painting and other restoration works to ensure that the war memorials looked their best ahead of the 100th anniversary weekend.

A contribution of £18,000 is also committed to Lawley and Overdale Parish Council’s new war memorial which is being built on the land behind the Grazing Cow Pub. The parish are in discussion with The British Ironworks Centre to fabricate the memorial, which will be unveiled by the parish council in the coming months.

Funding also went to St George’s Parish Council to replace the existing Priorslee Clock and create a new war memorial within the new design.

Councillor John Minor - Cabinet Member for Leisure, Green Spaces & Parks, said: “War memorials are such an important part of our borough – I am delighted that the Telford 50 legacy fund has been able to both help fund a new memorial in our town and also ensure existing ones looking their best so our local communities can pay their respect to our servicemen and women who were affected by war and also their families.”

In addition, the council’s Pride in your Community programme has spent £13,000 on resurfacing at the Memorial Gates in Donnington.