Works begins on war memorial and garden in north Derbyshire village

Work begins on new War Memorial and Remembrance Garden'Clowne Parish Council in association with Bolsover District Council have commissioned local artist, Andrew Tebbs to create an extension to the existing Cenotaph on 'The Green' Clowne. ''The project will create a dedicated space for people visiting the war memorial and will include a large artwork together with a new paved area and space for seating. ''The Cenotaph in Clowne is very important to the local community; it bares the names of over 100 local servicemen who gave their lives during the two World Wars. Over 800 people usually gather on Remembrance Sunday each year to commemorate and remember these local people who made the ultimate sacrifice.''Local District Councillor and Clowne Parish Council Chairman, Councillor Karl Reid said, 'There is a danger that with the continuing development of Clowne town centre that the Cenotaph is becoming overshadowed by other neighbouring activities. '''With this in mind the new development of Public Art is going to
Work begins on new War Memorial and Remembrance Garden'Clowne Parish Council in association with Bolsover District Council have commissioned local artist, Andrew Tebbs to create an extension to the existing Cenotaph on 'The Green' Clowne. ''The project will create a dedicated space for people visiting the war memorial and will include a large artwork together with a new paved area and space for seating. ''The Cenotaph in Clowne is very important to the local community; it bares the names of over 100 local servicemen who gave their lives during the two World Wars. Over 800 people usually gather on Remembrance Sunday each year to commemorate and remember these local people who made the ultimate sacrifice.''Local District Councillor and Clowne Parish Council Chairman, Councillor Karl Reid said, 'There is a danger that with the continuing development of Clowne town centre that the Cenotaph is becoming overshadowed by other neighbouring activities. '''With this in mind the new development of Public Art is going to
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Work to create a dedicated space for people visiting a war memorial in a north Derbyshire village has started.

Clowne Parish Council – in association with Bolsover District Council – has commissioned artist Andrew Tebbs to create an extension to the existing memorial on The Green, Clowne.

The project will create a space for people visiting the war memorial and will include a large artwork together with a new paved area and seating.

The memorial features the names of more than 100 servicemen, who gave their lives during the two world wars.

More than 800 people gather there each year for Remembrance Sunday.

Coun Karl Reid, parish council chairman, said: “There is a danger with the continuing development of Clowne town centre that the memorial is becoming overshadowed by other neighbouring activities.

“With this in mind, the new development of public art is going to create a new enclosed space, which will re-enforce the central importance of the war memorial to the community and help protect its distinctive identity.”

Parishioners have been involved in a detailed community consultation to find out what people felt was needed to improve the area and what should be incorporated onto the new artwork.

It will include a new area of paving to the north of the memorial, a stone sculpture within the paving and a curved wall containing panels depicting people who contributed to the war effort.