War memorial bid by district council is delayed

Maldon District Council leader Bob Boyce in Promenade Park

Maldon District Council leader Bob Boyce in Promenade Park

First published in Local News by , Reporter

A proposal to build a memorial feature for Maldonians who have died in wars has been delayed due to lack of money.

Bob Boyce, leader of Maldon District Council, suggested that the council could contribute towards a map pointing out the graves of those who had sacrificed their lives through warfare and display it in the Promenade Park.

But the feature, which is estimated to cost about £6,000, was not included in this year’s council budget due to Government cutbacks.

Mr Boyce said: “Certainly I think it is appropriate to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

“The Maldon district has got a lot of association with the First World War with the airfield at Stow Maries and the navy were based at Osea Island."

See this week's Standard for the full story.

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5:29pm Sat 15 Mar 14

Jack222 says...

We have enough commemoration of this event in the High Street; we actually don't need more.
We have enough commemoration of this event in the High Street; we actually don't need more. Jack222
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7:33am Mon 17 Mar 14

Latchingdon says...

JACK YOU REALLY ARE A HORRIBLE LITTLE MAN!
JACK YOU REALLY ARE A HORRIBLE LITTLE MAN! Latchingdon
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11:53am Wed 19 Mar 14

FamouSam says...

Is this really what we want to do with our money?

If it is then surely we need more than just a £6,000 map. Let's go for £100,000 and make it more reflective of the sacrifice made at the time.

My view is that we have enough money worries to warrant a focus on the present day, but if people feel like this is a worthy cause then let's go bigger then a map.
Is this really what we want to do with our money? If it is then surely we need more than just a £6,000 map. Let's go for £100,000 and make it more reflective of the sacrifice made at the time. My view is that we have enough money worries to warrant a focus on the present day, but if people feel like this is a worthy cause then let's go bigger then a map. FamouSam
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