Following a full survey of the WWI War Memorial in Kennington and approval from the War Memorials Trust, work will start this weekend on restoring the structure and the plaques. Contractor Calibre Conservation plans to do as much of the work as possible at weekends to minimise disruption to the adjacent schools and the daily ‘school runs.’ As well as placing the contract for the restoration, Kennington Community Council has retained chartered architects Roger Joyce Associates to advise and manage the contractor. 
Chair of the Environment and Space Committee Cllr Chris Morley has been involved in the project since the days of the Kennington Forum, the precursor to the Community Council. “I am very pleased that the Council is now in a position to support the restoration of the WWI Memorial, which follows the successful restoration of the Memorial Arch at the entrance to Kennington’s Garden of Remembrance on the opposite corner of this poignant cross roads.” 
The contractor aims to have the work completed by the annual Remembrance Parade in November but this will be dependent on weather conditions. During the restoration work, the poppy wreaths will be removed from the monument and stored safely. Schools are being asked to advised children to keep well clear of the site until all works have been completed, for their own safety 
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