Council plan to increase support for remembrance services next year

Date Posted: 11:12 AM on Thu, 21 December 2017

Council plan to increase support for remembrance services next year

As part of plans to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of WWI, Gedling Borough Councillors are to propose an increase in funding for remembrance services in the borough next year.

If approved, organisers of the services, including the larger events in Arnold and Gedling Village, will be given more support with the event logistics such as traffic management, provision of sound systems and being able to request bugler services at every event.

The proposals come as Gedling Borough Council are finalising plans to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the end of WWI in November next year. Plans are in place for an event at one of the boroughs landmark sites to remember those who died in the Great War. More details of the event are to be announced soon. This announcement also coincides with the news that the council will be part funding a permanent war memorial to be placed in Carlton Cemetery.

Councillors will take the proposals to Full Council in the New Year to include an element of funding when the budget is agreed in March.

Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Councillor John Clarke said;

“We want to support the network of volunteers and organisations that, every year, ensure that remembrance services are held across the borough. These events take time to organise and we think it’s right to review the events currently taking place and see where we can offer some additional support to make the events run as smoothly as possible, the men and women who fought for us deserve nothing less than a first class remembrance service.”