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Memorial Garden and art installations for Bridgford Park to remember Covid victims

Rushcliffe Borough Council is excepted to approve the move at a meeting this week.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on Rushcliffe’s local population and economy, through both the direct impact of the virus upon public health and wellbeing and the secondary effects of measures introduced to control transmission.

The council says in a meeting document that it approves the creation a public memorial garden in Bridgford Park, West Bridgford as a shared place to commemorate people who have lost their lives in Rushcliffe due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It also approves the creation of a temporary art installation / display at Rushcliffe Arena to recognise the contribution that keyworkers, community groups and volunteers from across the Borough have made to the local pandemic response and approves support for town and parish memorials and remembrance activities, led directly by town and parish councils.

These measures will be voted on at a cabinet meeting on 8 June.

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The total commitment required to implement all memorial schemes is £39k.

£15k funding has been identified from unspent capital allocations.

The remaining £24k would require funding from 2020/21 in-year efficiency savings, associated adjustments will be made to revenue and capital budgets, these will be reported in the 2020/21 year end outturn report to Cabinet in July 2021.

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