Vote today for memorial garden

PUBLISHED: 09:22 25 November 2010

Milton Rd Cemetery, WsM. Cemetery Chapel. Bell being delivered. (Right) Jason Beck and Matthew Higby of Matthew Higby and Co. Church Bell Engineers, Stone Mason Sam Findlay of Nibus Conservation, Fleur Ragan of Knight Frank Building Consultants, Town Councillers Pauline Priestman and Keith Morris, TC Development Officer Zoe Clements, Head Groundstaff Paul McElean and Friends of Milton Road Cemetery John Stephen, Dr Howard Smith and John Crockford-Hawley.

Milton Rd Cemetery, WsM. Cemetery Chapel. Bell being delivered. (Right) Jason Beck and Matthew Higby of Matthew Higby and Co. Church Bell Engineers, Stone Mason Sam Findlay of Nibus Conservation, Fleur Ragan of Knight Frank Building Consultants, Town Councillers Pauline Priestman and Keith Morris, TC Development Officer Zoe Clements, Head Groundstaff Paul McElean and Friends of Milton Road Cemetery John Stephen, Dr Howard Smith and John Crockford-Hawley.

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THE fate of a £49,500 bid to fund a memorial garden for babies and children in Weston will be decided today (Thur).

Weston Town Council has issued its final appeal to members of the public to help make the project a reality – and is counting on people’s votes to secure the cash.

As reported in the Mercury, the authority was successful in its application to People’s Millions for the development of the garden in Milton Road Cemetery.

It was shortlisted along with a £50,000 project to restore a play area, which was affected by flooding in 2007 – but only the project with the most votes will be awarded the money.

To cast your vote ring 0871 62 68 123. Votings ends at midnight.

The memorial garden project will cost £62,000 and the council is asking for £49,500 from People’s Millions, which is run by the Big Lottery Fund in conjunction with ITV.

Plans for the garden include a large stone memorial wall, an area for the scattering of ashes, an area for caskets of ashes and a small secluded garden where the bereaved can sit in peace.

A number of child orientated sculptures will be sought for the area along with benches and landscaping, which will be used to enhance the garden.

The bid will be televised on ITV news today between 6 and 6.30pm and the town council will find out tomorrow if the project has been successful.

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