Grant of £12,530 secured for Burgess Hill’s war memorial

Town mayor Jacqui Landriani (left) and councillor Andrew Barrett-Miles. Picture: Burgess Hill Town Council
Town mayor Jacqui Landriani (left) and councillor Andrew Barrett-Miles. Picture: Burgess Hill Town Council
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The War Memorials Trust has agreed to grant £12,530 towards the cost of maintenance and repairs to the war memorial in Burgess Hill.

The grant will cover 75 per cent of the cost of the refurbishment which includes conserving and repositioning the statue of St George on top of the memorial column, repointing the memorial and surrounding walls.

The commemoration plaques will be cleaned and protected and the gates to the memorial garden will be replaced with a pair of identical oak gates.

The work will be carried out before the World War I 100th anniversary events in 2018.

Councillor Andrew Barrett-Miles said: “I would like to thank the War Memorials Trust for their generous contribution to help us maintain an important asset of the town.”

Town mayor Jacqui Landriani said she was ‘delighted’ about the refurbishment.

“The war memorial is such a significant part of the town’s heritage and remembrance, she added.”

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