Issue details

Addition of names to the War Memorial, The Promenade, Cheltenham

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/02/2021

Decision due: 12 Feb 2021 by Cabinet Member Healthy Lifestyles

Lead member: Cabinet Member Healthy Lifestyles

Contact: Helen Down Email: Email:


·         Royal British Legion committee

·         Jimmy James, local WW1 historian

·         Senior Projects Manager at Cliveden Conservation

·         CBC Property Team

·         PA to the Mayor

·         Customer Advisor for Local & Family History at Cheltenham Library

·         Local historian, David Drinkwater

·         War Memorials Trust has requested more information before granting permission

·         CBC Planning Team (planning permission to be applied for)


·         Royal British Legion committee is supportive

·         Jimmy James (the historian we worked with previously on Cheltenham Remembers) reviewed the evidence and suggested there could be a case but if we accept the addition of Cpl Pargeter’s name we should also consider a second name (Pioneer Mitchell) as they would fall under the same inclusion criteria.

·         Cliveden Conservation (who previously undertook work on the war memorial) would be able to undertake the work and have quoted £575 for one name and £800 for both names plus VAT. We have worked with this firm before so they know the monument and the specifics of the style of lettering and stone. 

·         There is underspend in the civic budget which could be used to fund the work. 

·         So far one relative of Pioneer Mitchell has been contacted and is supportive.

·         War Memorials Trust has confirmed that any works to the war memorial within 6 years of the grant in 2016 require consent from them and they have requested 3 pieces of evidence in order to consider the case. 

·         CBC planning team will be consulted about obtaining listed building/monument consent if these additions are approved.