Great Dunmow's War Memorial is due to be cleaned thanks to a vote from the town council.

In an extraordinary meeting earlier this month, councillors unanimously to support the cleaning of the town's War Memorial to a maximum cost of £2,500.

The council already has a working group, led by Cllr Kay Puddick, which is looking into the restoration and preservation of the War Memorial and is expecting to report findings next year.

The War Memorial is a listed monument in a heritage area, and any work on it is required to ensure it is protected for future generations.


Cllr Rod Jones said: "The War Memorial is an important asset in our town and it recognises the dedication and sacrifice of the people of Dunmow fighting on behalf of their country.

"I am delighted that Great Dunmow Town Council supported the cleaning of the War Memorial so that is should be looking at its best in time for the Remembrance Day parade on November 12, 2023."

The War Memorial is on the junction of High Street and New Street. 

Great Dunmow Town Council voted at the same meeting to fund a major programme to improve facilities at the Dourdan Pavilion.