CLEVER employment of grants enabled a community to undertake much-needed repairs to its war memorial.
After years of damage due to subsidence, Tattenhall's 1922 monument will finally receive a facelift.
The restoration work, started last week, has been made possible with financial support from The Heritage Lottery Fund, Waste Recycling Group's Landfill Tax Credits (administered by Wren) and Tattenhall & District Parish Council.
The money raised will allow the 1922 War Memorial to be returned to its former glory.
Marguerite Turner, parish council chairman, said: 'We are delighted with the financial support received from Heritage Lottery Fund and WREN.
'The memorial is of prime importance to the parish council and the village and must be preserved for future generations.'
The Rev Garth Turner, rector of Tattenhall, said: 'The war memorial is a symbol of the terrible wars of the 20th century.
'It remains a focus for many villagers for the loss of family members in those conflicts.
'The large attendance at the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremonies is testimony to the regard in which it is held.'
Chester Masonry Group is undertaking the work and Graham Holland Associates are architects for the scheme.
The Heritage Lottery Fund enables communities to celebrate, look after and learn about heritage, having supported more than 12,000 projects allocating £2 billion across the UK.
The Landfill Tax Credit Scheme gives waste management companies the opportunity to invest up to 6.5% of their Landfill Tax bill into community projects in their immediate area.
Projects applying for grants from WREN (Waste Recycling Environ-mental Ltd) who distribute and administer the Landfill Tax Credits generated by the Waste Recycling Group Ltd (WRG) are assessed by an individual panel of locallybased experts in each county for their suitability, sustainability and community benefit.