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Grangemouth War Memorial in Zetland Park

Now works are complete to make it more accessible, the Grangemouth War Memorial is once again open to the public. 

The rededication of the Grangemouth War Memorial will be held on Saturday 11 June at 10:15am, members of the public are asked to gather at 10:00am to await the arrival of the parade. 

The £227k repair and conservation works on the Grangemouth War Memorial located in Zetland Park are complete. The majority of works took place in 2021/2022 as part of the £2.5m Zetland Park  Project. 

Previous works in 2017, saw the repair and conservation of the war memorial  costing £37k. And this year £190k  was spent on repair or the war memorial gates, hard landscaping including new stone kerbs, a new ramp to assist access, repainting of benches and railings, feature lighting and planting of new flower beds. 

Councillor Paul Garner, spokesperson for Economic Development said:

“The regeneration of Zetland Park is nearing completion with so many of the historic  features repaired to their former glory but with fantastic new additions which include the construction of a pump track, a new performance area, the naturalisation of the former boating pond and a new play area with a life size replica of the Charlotte Dundas as its centre piece. 

“Works to conserve the war memorial and make it more accessible have made a huge difference. As is customary after a period of closure or repair, the War Memorial will be rededicated on Saturday 11th June, 2022. We hope to see many members of the public at this special ceremony.” 

As well as the laying of wreaths and the hoisting of the newly designed Grangemouth Armed Services Flag, pupils from Carrongrange School will be performing a song which they wrote with the projects song writer especially  for the occasion. 

Funding for the repair and conservation works to the war memorial came from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, War Memorials Trusts and the Council.