Issued: December 20, 2017
Budget sum earmarked for Debt of Honour maintenance
North Weald Bassett Parish Council is proposing a budget sum of £3,000 towards the cost of maintaining the Debt of Honour.
Epping Forest District Council is to gift the memorial to the parish council.
Initially it was proposed that £5,000 be earmarked for the maintenance but that was defeated on the casting vote of council chairman Alan Buckley who instead proposed £3,000.
Councillor Andy Tyler told Monday's finance and general purposes committee: "£5,000 is not a very practical figure. It has a value but £5,000? There are 6,000 people in the parish. Everyone is paying a quid for it."