Jersey

Jersey First World War memorial approved

War memorial design Image copyright Siobhann Macleod
Image caption The design by Siobhann Macleod was chosen from a shortlist of 16 by the St Helier Roads Committee

A memorial to First World War Soldiers designed by a Jersey artist has been given planning approval.

It will be the first permanent memorial to the 603 St Helier residents who lost their lives during the conflict.

Earlier this year the Parish of St Helier held a competition to find a design for the £250,000 memorial.

The final design, by Siobhann Macleod will see two sloping wedges displaying the names of the fallen war heroes from St Helier.

It will be built opposite the Cenotaph on the site of the former Jersey Electricity substation.

Image copyright Siobhann Macleod
Image caption The budget for the project is £250,000 but St Helier officials say it could cost less

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