Here’s a message from Anna Wilson of Civic Voice:
“It is over two years since the Prime Minister announced a national programme to survey and restore many of the country’s First World War memorials and about 18 months since the First World War Memorials Programme began.
Since then, dozens of workshops have been held across the country to inspire action and encourage communities to save their local war memorial. Did you know it is estimated that 10,000 war memorials are at risk? Did you know that there is no complete database of all the country’s war memorials and their current condition? We want to change this.
Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement, is running a free workshop in York on 5th April, 9.45am – 1pm. Come and find out more about the programme and how you can identify and record the condition of your local war memorials. From the workshop you will gain:
- Background information about the programme
- Training to undertake a simple condition survey.
- Training on how to record survey results on the War Memorials Online website
- Information about funding for war memorial repairs and conservation
- A resource pack containing all the necessary information to get you started.
I hope this email provides enough of an introduction to the programme in order for you and your members to consider getting involved. It is a great opportunity to make a real and lasting difference to an important part of your local heritage. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.”