United effort to protect Gilfach Goch War Memorial
Chris Elmore MP and I met recently with Councillors Hywel Williams and Aurfron Roberts, Community Councillors and partners from Evanstown and Gilfach Goch to inspect the vandalism of Gilfach War Memorial, and to scope out new (and potentially costly!) ways to protect it. This really should not be necessary.
There has been so much good work together by partners over the last few years to restore and improve this Memorial, so that local residents and relatives can take pride in the way the fallen from the valley are remembered. It's so sad that some have chosen to vandalise parts of this Memorial.
As a group we will ask the police and PCSOs to keep a very close eye on the Memorial, and to take action against anyone found causing intentional damage.
Meanwhile we also ask all residents - young and old - to help by being very vigilant whilst we work to find a long term solution to protect the names of those locally who made the ultimate sacrifice.