Press Release – War Memorial Tidied Up

Joel Henderson, Estates Manager, Skipton Town Council

Skipton BID provided the funding to refurbish the town’s Cenotaph earlier this year to make sure it was looking at its best for the 100thanniversary of Armistice Day.

Renovation work was needed to bring it up to scratch, so Skipton Town Council estates manager Joel Henderson approached the BID to see if it would support the cleaning and repainting ahead of the Remembrance Service.

The BID agreed to provide the funding of £2,100. Work was also done by Skipton in Bloom to weed and tidy up the Cenotaph roundabout garden.

Joel said: “We thought it would be a nice if the railings were looking at their very best in time for the Remembrance service, so we approached the BID, and they agreed to provide the funding.”

BID manager Geraldine Thompson said the board were more than happy to support the work.

“It was something the board felt was important we could do for the town, particularly in the centenary year of Armistice Day.

“We must always remember those who gave so much for us, so we were happy to provide funding for such a worthwhile investment.”

Skipton Town Council is also currently looking at the feasibility of illuminating the Cenotaph during winter months, following a request from the Royal British Legion

This Sunday will see the annual parade from Bunkers Hill to the Cenotaph, with those taking part lining up from 10am and heading to the Cenotaph for 11am for a short service by Reverend Veronica James followed by the wreath laying, with the main service afterwards in Holy Trinity Church.

Thank you to G T Valeting and cleaning services for their professional help rejuvenating the Cenotaph.