• Bookmark this page

The Best Guide for the Portsmouth Area

Portsmouth news, reviews and local events in Portsmouth areas including Cosham, Drayton, Farlington, Copnor, North End, Fratton, Southsea, and communities in Portsmouth.

Calendar of
Upcoming Events
Verisona Law

Business Reviews

"Best butchers in Portsmouth!"
"Fantastic store for new and retro gaming"
"Convenient, professional, great value service"
"Honest, reliable and trustworthy"

Testimonials

"Sanctuary Vets love working with AMA, mainly because of the phenomenal support and enthusiasm that is offered by Haley. We are a family run business surrounded by corporate veterinary practices whic..." more
- Sue Burden, Sanctuary Vetes
Loading...

Easy Access

Memorial Space Opens for Remembrance Day

Published: 6th November 2019 18:34

 Ahead of this weekend's Remembrance Day commemorations,  the newly improved area around the city's war memorial near Guildhall Square will be opened as phase one of the renovations is completed.

Portsmouth City Council is making the approach to the Cenotaph a more attractive and pleasant space to sit and reflect. This includes a new paved walk way leading down to the memorial, and through to Victoria Park.

The stepped access to the Cenotaph has handrails to assist less mobile veterans as they approach the memorial to pay their respects.

The final phase of improvements will be completed for the VE Day commemorations in May 2020.

Cllr Steve Pitt, Cabinet Member for Culture and City Development, said: "The renovations have started to transform the memorial area into a more fitting place for veterans, visitors and local people to reflect, especially during memorial events.

"I look forward to seeing the missing names of those from our city who gave their lives for this country being added to the memorial walls."

The final phase will also include an extension to the paved area, further shrubs planted and benches for visitors to sit and enjoy the new space.

The Cenotaph and Guildhall Square are important for significant events in the city and the renovations are being carefully carried out to help enhance these occasions in future.

Work in and around the memorial area will resume on 15 January after the Christmas ice rink in the Guildhall Square closes and will be temporarily closed off again to enable the project's completion.

Bookmark and Share

Report this article as inappropriate

Comments

You need to log in before you can do that! It's only a quick registration process to join the AMA network and completely free.

Sign in or join now to post a comment
Find a Local Business Get the PO6 Newsletter!
Loading...
Back to Top
© Copyright 2005-2019 AboutMyArea

AboutMyArea Privacy Policy

PO6: Portsmouth Home | News | Community | Classifieds | Business Directory | What's on in Portsmouth | Business Talk | Portsmouth People | Lifestyle | Have Your Say | Food and Drink | Competitions | Gallery | Days Gone By | Archives | Elections 2018 | Contact Us
AboutMyArea: Home | Site Map | Contact AboutMyArea | Terms & Conditions | Community Guidelines | Business Opportunity | Help

About Cookies