THE APPEAL to breathe new life into Evesham’s historic war memorial moved a step closer when councillors voted to approve a £10,000 grant.
During a debate on Monday (April 14) in the council chamber, members of Evesham Town Council backed a proposal for the council to allocate cash from the New Homes Bonus scheme.
The money is given to local authorities in reward for building homes and town clerk Stuart Carter recommended £5,000 was earmarked so vital improvement works could finally be carried out.
His report was welcomed by Coun John Smith who endorsed the suggestion but suggested the town council went further to complete the scheme.
“I think we should put in for the £10,000 rather than £5,000. I would rather have enough money to complete the work .” he told the meeting.
“I would hate to be in the position where we put in £5,000 and the project cost £6,000 and we had to delay because of it, because we need to get this done.”
In response to a question from Coun Jo Sandalls, Mr Carter said the money spent could be paid back into the New Homes
Bonus fund should the authority receive any cash from the War Memorials Trust.