According to the York Civic Trust, restoration of the stonework on the Acomb War Memorial should be completed next week.
They promise, in a poster attached to the (ugly) security barriers which currently protect the monument, that their work will be completed “before the middle of October”.
They promise that a remembrance ceremony will take place on 11th November – the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War. St Stephen’s Church confirm that they will be holding a service of remembrance, part of which will be held at the Acomb War Memorial on 11th November.
Progress on other commemorative work in the memorial gardens has been slow.
The Westfield Ward Committee promised to fund the provision of a path, from the entrance to the memorial, in an attempt to make access for disabled people and wheelchair users easier. The work has not yet started.
The Ward Committee also promised to fund “crown thinning” of some of the trees on the site in an attempt to encourage flower growth. Reducing the amount of vegetation would also have the effect of improving visibility into the gardens, making anti social behaviour less likely.
The Council sign – which prohibits alcohol consumption on The Green – is only just coming back into view as the leaves fall.
Sadly the rotten fence posts which were left in the gardens a few weeks ago are still there despite being reported to the council for removal.
So a lot still to do.