08:04 Tuesday 31 December 2013

Councils dig deep to support war memorial

Written byROB SMYTH

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TWO councils are backing a Royal Leicestershire Regiment memorial campaign by donating £10,000.

Leicester City and Leicestershire County Councils have pledged £5,000 each to the appeal.

The campaign aims to raise £40,000 for a monument to the regiment, known as ‘the Tigers’, at the National Memorial Arboretum near Alrewas.

It’s intended that the memorial will be created by this summer to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

County council leader Nick Rushton said: “The Tigers are an important part of Leicestershire’s rich history and a lasting tribute at the National Arboretum is a fitting way to honour and remember the dedication, courage and commitment of the Regiment’s soldiers.

“We are committed to supporting the Armed Forces and I’m pleased that these donations take the appeal to within a whisker of its target.”

To donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/tigersappeal

Parish council outlines its plans for this year

A LIST of priorities for the coming months in a Burton suburb have been revealed.

Members of Brizlincote Parish Council recently agreed upon a series of items that needed ‘closer attention’ in 2014.

Path restoration work for the link between Elms Road and Tower Road, and improved access to Tower Woods were high on the agenda.

There were also calls for solar CCTV and/lighting for the recently vandalised Tower Woods play area and a detailed look at starting a project to improve or rebuild the scout hut for 16th Burton Scouts.

Conditional discharge outcome in driving case

A MAN has been handed a conditional discharge for driving without due care and attention.

Stefan Bera, of Sherbourne Drive, Hilton, was handed the 12 month order alongside four penalty pints and ordered to pay £175 costs for the offence which took place in Derby on January 11.

His case was heard at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court.

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