Villagers have say on plans for memorial

A memorial to commemorate fallen soldiers is set to be created in Selston - and people have been invited to have their say on the plans.

There was an opportunity for villagers to put forward their views on the memorial’s design and location at a public consultation event which was held last Friday in the village.

People were also able to find out how to get involved with the memorial project, which has received funding from Nottinghamshire County Council, Ashfield District Council and Selston Parish Council.

Gail Turner, a parish, district and county councillor in the area, said that it was ‘about time’ that Selston had its own dedicated memorial.

“There is no stand-alone war memorial in Selston,” she said.

“There are some plaques on the wall in some of the churches but it’s time we had a memorial for the fallen soldiers of Selston and we have got the money to do it. We wanted to have a consultation day and we have put up posters.

“We want the public to have their say.”

The funding was secured by Coun Turner and Coun Sam Wilson, who also represents the area.

The consultation event on Friday was at the Old Council Offices on Alfreton Road in Selston.