PLANS have this week been submitted to refurbish a war memorial in Stroud and make it 'more dignified'. 

The plans for the proposed refurbishment of the war memorial in Park Gardens, Slad Road, were submitted on Monday, October 16, by Stroud District Council

Proposals include overcoating the existing stone paving which is 'showing signs of wear' plus the addition of a visitor's bench, among other things. 

One of the council documents claims that the proposed refurbishment would 'make the memorial more dignified and provide a more fitting setting.' 

Stroud News and Journal: Plans submitted to refurbish the war memorial in Park GardensThis document, the design and access statement, sets out the planned proposals, which can be seen here -

It read: "The proposals include the removal of the existing Rosemary bushes to “widen” the space around the actual memorial. 

"The existing tarmac footpath directly in front of the memorial will be removed to a maximum depth of 75mm to allow for the installation of the new coloured resin bound material.

"The existing stone paving which is cracked and showing signs of wear will be overcoated in a coloured resin bound permeable surface finish to make a feature of the memorial.

"The section of existing footpath directly in front of the memorial will be likewise overcoated in the coloured resin and this area will be slightly enlarged to allow for the inclusion of a visitors bench.

"The proposed refurbishment works will not affect access."