War Memorial Wall remains unrepaired

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 9 May 2021

A WEATHER-DAMAGED war memorial wall in a Hinckley-based park still remains untouched and unfixed.

(Mason Moore / HFP)

Stone lettering fell off the Grade II* listed memorial plaque in the Remembrance Area of the Argents Mead park three months ago back in February.

Before the lettering had dropped off, the sentence on the plaque read: “The names of those who gave their lives in the great war.”

In early February (February 5), when the Council had found the Historic England-protected plaque had been damaged, a spokesperson explained that ‘minor maintenance’ would take place to see the lettering re-installed once again.

In mid-March, a month after the statement regarding repair works was issued on social media, the Free Press contacted the Council for an update.

A Borough Council spokesperson explained that they were in talks with a stone mason to carry out the repairs, but warmer weather would be needed for them to take place.

Two months have since passed and no repair works have yet taken place.

Despite the Council not issuing any updates in recent months, they further explained in March that they will post an update on social media once the repair is completed, as they understand that it is of public interest.

The wall received its Grade II* listed status back on 10 August 1989.

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