Published: 13th Aug 2020

Warrington Borough Council is moving forward with its plans to breathe new life into Marshall Gardens in the town centre. A business plan is being developed to turn the site, situated opposite the cenotaph at Bridgefoot, into a Memorial Garden. Marshall Gardens are named after Hon Alderman Edward Marshall M.B.E. an influential and respected member of the community, who died in 1983 at the age of 103. The gardens, which were once a picturesque focal point in the town centre are now in need of refurbishment and the council is working with community figures – including Lisa Billing, the mother of Private Daniel Wade, from Latchford, who was killed fighting in Afghanistan in 2012 – to move forward with the rejuvenation plans. Plans being discussed include transforming the site into a vibrant, sensory memorial garden, honouring Edward Marshall’s efforts as Chairman of the Food Control Committee and creating a quiet … (To read the full article, subscribe below)