A PROJECT to install new flower beds around a war memorial in Woodsetton has been completed.

Councillors Adam Aston and Keiran Casey have been working with East Coseley Big Local Group and Woodsetton Charitable Trust to dig out the beds around the Woodsetton War Memorial.

The new additions have added colour to the memorial, at the junction of Parkes Hall Road and Sedgley Road and made it a "focal point in the community".

Cllr Aston said: "This is another great example of the community coming together to improve our local area.

"Getting the war memorial moved to where it is now, taking pride of place in the heart of our community and allowing us to organise proper services on Remembrance Sunday is one of mine and my colleague Keiran's proudest achievements since being elected to the council to represent local people and our local area.

"Many residents have contacted us saying how pleased they are with the memorial in it's new location, the new permanent wreath that we have got installed to mark 100 years since the end of WW1 which was unveiled recently."

Cllr Casey added: "Residents discussed the idea of having some flower beds around the memorial to add some colour throughout the year and we thought this was a fantastic idea, so got to work speaking to local groups that could help.

"We wanted to get these new flower beds installed as well as an added tribute to all those brave men that went from our local area and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

"We hope that this is something that will make the memorial even more of a focal point in the community and we are extremely grateful to all the volunteers from both East Coseley Big Local and Woodsetton Charitable Trust who have made this possible."