Proposal of new war memorial in Bramley supported by area committee

Caption: A proposed design of a new war memorial in Bramley Park.

Plans for a new war memorial and peace garden in a west Leeds community have moved a step closer.

Currently Bramley does not have a war memorial, and working closely with partners including local sponsors and the Friends of Bramley War Memorial, the inner west area committee have now also agreed to provide £10k towards the project.

As part of their research, the Friends of Bramley War Memorial have identified 270 individuals from the areas of Bramley, Rodley and Stanningley who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting for their country, and their names will be inscribed on the new tribute. Set to be unveiled at Bramley Park later this year, a peace garden will also be opened, which will provide people with the opportunity to quietly reflect and remember those people who served.

Anyone wishing to nominate a family member or friend to be included on the war memorial who lost their life in combat or as a result of their injuries whilst in combat, are asked to contact the Friends of Bramley War Memorial at: bramleywm@aol.com

Councillor Caroline Gruen, chair of the inner west area committee said:

"It’s unthinkable that a community like Bramley doesn’t have a war memorial, and I am pleased that the area committee along with many other local sponsors and the Friends of Bramley War Memorial are helping to put this right.

"I’d urge anyone with family history in the Bramley, Rodley and Stanningley area to visit their local library to find out more about their own links to the country’s military past so we can ensure their sacrifice is both honoured and never forgotten."

Notes to editors:

10 Area committees across the city, play a vital role setting out detailed improvement plans for the areas they represent, and decide through a monitored service level agreement, where both street cleansing and environmental action should be targeted.

The management and budgets of community centres are also undertaken, while funding is also provided to agencies, groups and organisations which support a range of important projects that are being delivered in communities through their wellbeing fund.

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