Council confirm memorial to be cleaned up in June

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Brechin’s war memorial, which was defaced with graffiti, is to be cleaned within the next few weeks, Angus Council has confirmed.

The Brechin Advertiser had previously reported that the war memorial in the public park had been targeted by vandals who had covered it with black marker pen.

At the time Angus Council explained that although they had known about the situation for some time the clean-up had been delayed as the council’s maintenance budget had been spent. They indicated in January that the work would be carried out in the financial year 2014-15.

A council spokeswoman has now confirmed that, weather permitting, work to repair the vandalism would be carried out by the end of June.

Back in January, Brechin resident Steve Nicoll told the Brechiner he was concerned that the end of 2014 could come with no further development.

He said he felt it was disgraceful to see graffiti on the war memorial.

“I originally hoped all memorials in the Angus area would get money donated for cleaning costs,” said Mr Nicoll.

“However, I would like to thank Angus Council for their persistence and commitment in getting the work completed at such an early stage in the financial year and also Brechin Community Council for their support.

“The monument pays tribute to everyone from the area who served in both world wars and I am delighted it will be in a good state in time for the Remembrance Day service in November in its 100th year.”