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Thursday, 30 July 2015

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Tribute bench gets a spring clean

A WAR memorial bench which was covered by grass, has been uncovered after a local man trimmed the area.

DIY improvements: Mark Cockbain on the memorial seat

By Mark White

Mark Cockbain, 22, from High Road, Kells, saw the overgrown area when visiting his grandma and took it upon himself to cut the waist-high grass.

The bench is situated by Monkwray Cottages and Mark has received plenty of compliments for his work from locals.

The bench pays tribute to the men who died on board a plane that crashed near the area.

Mark said: “It took me at least two hours but I thought it was important.

“Residents can now pay tribute and use the bench as intended without being in a jungle.”

Have your say

Well done Mark, but Shouldn't the person with portfolio for the environment lend a hand and lead by example, If he did he may encourage others to help

Posted by bangerb on 9 July 2014 at 19:20

Well done to Mark for doing something so public spirited. The reason many people don't do it is because of what happened to people like Jim Higgins. He tried to do a good deed and then Sustrans got the police involved!!! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-27481950

People try to help out and then get in trouble! More hassle than its worth!

Posted by community spirit on 7 July 2014 at 11:50

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