A FITTING WAY TO HONOUR OUR FALLEN HEROES
AWAR memorial to honour Handforth’s fallen soldiers is a step closer after a community trust submitted a planning application for the project.
The village does not have a memorial to remember soldiers from two world wars and other conflicts who have died. Handforth Parish Council last year pledged £10,000 and a community foundation of eight trustees was formed to raise £50,000 and create a memorial.
The Handforth Community War Memorial Foundation, chaired by coun Anthony Har- rison, held public consultations and asked residents to pick a design, settling on a simple sandstone column.
The foundation won charitable status and has now submitted a planning application for the cenotaph on land owned by Cheshire East which separates Wilmslow Road from a side branch of the road.
Sue Webb, of Spath Lane, whose son Lance Corporal Jamie Webb died in Afghanistan, said: “My son lost his life for his country but is not honoured in the village. I’ll be happy when we can gather at the war memorial and remember Jamie. It means a lot.”
A decision on the planning application is due by Friday, May 1.
Lance Corporal Jamie Webb from Handforth, who was killed in Afghanistan