Dunfermline's 'Garden for Heroes' to begin next spring
WORK on Dunfermline's 'Garden for Heroes' is expected to get under way next spring.
The garden, which will be located at Monastery Street, near the World War I and World War II memorials, will be a place to honour those who risk their lives in conflicts across the world as part of the armed forces, as well as those who have lost their lives.
Over the last two years, significant interest in developing such a garden has been identified by families of soldiers from across West Fife.
West Fifers also supported the proposal, with more than 1000 signing a petition, and Fife Council approved its creation in August.
Preparatory work is now being carried out, and an on-site start is expected in April 2013. The garden is expected to open in June 2013.
Dunfermline councillors were asked yesterday (Wednesday) to endorse £34,000 towards its design and construction.
The garden has an estimated cost of £100,000, and the rest of the funding will come from the South West Fife and Cowdenbeath area committees.