Bellevue Park To Become WW1 Centenary Field
At its next meeting Wrexham’s Executive Board will be asked its views on applying to the Fields in Trust, Centenary Programme, to dedicate an area of Bellevue Park as a Centenary Field commemorating World War One.
The Centenary Fields initiative, aims to secure recreational spaces in perpetuity of honour the memory of the millions of people who lost their lives in World War One.
The programme encourages landowners to dedicate recreational space as a Centenary Field. Fields in Trust has established a partnership with the Royal British Legion and have adopted the Centenary Fields as one of three flagship initiatives to commemorate WW1, the other two being a project to protect war graves and the Centenary Poppies Campaign.
The proposed area that will become assigned as a Centenary Field is outlined in red:
The Council is also a signatory of the Armed Forces Community Covenant and the initiative, if agreed, will form part of the Council’s commitment to that covenant.
In his report report Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for the Environment and Public Protection, supported by Cllr David Griffiths, Armed Forces Champion, explained: “Bellevue Park has been proposed as the site for Wrexham’s Centenary Field due to its past links with veterans of the world wars, who have held memorial events in the park over the years. The area is central and easily accessible and there is space to hold memorial events in the future, utilising the band stand and surround green space. Fields in Trust have also indicated Bellevue park would make a suitable site for the scheme.”
If agreed, notice of the council’s intention to dispose of council owned land at Bellevue Park will go ahead and any objections will be considered at a future Executive board.
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