Cenotaph cleaned up

Garston Cenotaph is looking cleaner and tidier thanks to the efforts of council staff and armed forces veterans.

Veterans from the Armed Forces and Veterans Launch Pad charity, which was founded in Speke earlier this year to help veterans when they leave the services, helped council neighbourhood officers Jackie Evans and Louise Hughes  from Localities and Street Scene in the clean-up.

And they were joined by Lewis Diamond, on shore leave from the Royal Navy, who volunteered to join in in making the Cenotaph area neat and tidy.

Cressington ward councillor Mary Aspinall, who also took part in the clean-up, said: ” Local residents  had asked that we do something about the Cenotaph site as it was looking untidy. Quite rightly it is something which is highly valued by the local community and it should be kept clean and tidy so we organised the clean-up.

“I would like to thank facilities manager and veteran Gareth O Neill in particular for his help in organising this.”

The charity was also involved in cleaning up the cenotaph at All Saints Church, Speke earlier this year.

• Pictured are Councillor Aspinall, Lewis Diamond (second left) , Gareth O’Neill (right) and veterans who took part in the  clean-up.