Cover of postcard being distributed to promote the War Memorial project. Design by Eden Consultancy Group.
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Local firms help revamp war memorial site

Local firms are helping to extend and refurbish Falkirk’s War Memorial in Dollar Park.

New structures are being installed on site to properly list the names of the local men who died in conflict. The current memorial – unlike other local memorials – doesn’t name the war dead.

The Friends of Falkirk War Memorial – the charity behind the revamp – has commissioned an almost entirely local team to carry out the works.

The main contractor is C.A.M.S. Construction Scotland, based at Redding Industrial Estate.

Also involved in the project are:

  • Quality Masonry Services of Dalderse Avenue, Falkirk;
  • Falkirk Stonemasons of Bankside Industrial Estate, Falkirk;
  • TBB Architecture, based in the town’s Cockburn Street;
  • Sterling Precast, based in Stirling; and
  • The Helix Building Consultancy Ltd – the quantity surveyors – based in Lenzie.

Friends chairman Morris Robb said: “We’re working with some fantastic local businesses to refurbish and extend the war memorial.

“It’s great that we’ve been able to employ local firms on the project and put some of the funds we’ve raised back into the local economy. People will be able to see all the fruits of our hard work within the next few months.”

Work started on site in July. As well as adding the names of local war heroes, the project will also make the war memorial more accessible from Dollar Park itself – improving access for people with disabilities.

The Friends hope to have a service of re-dedication towards the end of October, before this year’s Remembrance Sunday in November.

The group’s treasurer, Councillor Pat Reid, thanked local people who have contributed to the war memorial project.

“We’ve already had good support from individuals, local businesses and the Council’s Common Good Fund. We’re still fundraising – so if you feel you can help, please make a donation through our website, or get in touch with myself,” he said.

You can find out more and contribute at www.falkirkwarmemorial.org

The Friends has a Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/falkirkwarmemorial

You can also contact The Friends by email: falkirkwarmemorial@gmail.com or by calling 01324 628379