A HISTORIC part of Winsford will be demolished this weekend.

Fountain Court at Winsford Cross Shopping Centre will make way as work continues on the towns £22 million regeneration.

The square is home to two monuments – the Cenotaph and the Boer War Memorial – to be moved to a new civic square which will be created by the project.

The monuments will be refurbished and relocated in the first half of 2024, with Cheshire West and Chester Council promising they will 'benefit from improved and increased space around them', as well as being more accessible.

In years gone by, Fountain Court has been the site of Winsford’s Remembrance Day service.

Despite work on the regeneration taking place, CWAC has said they are working with the town council and Royal British Legion to ensure this year’s service can still take place in the town centre.

Speaking earlier this year, Cllr Nathan Pardoe, cabinet member for inclusive economy, regeneration and digital transformation, said: “The refurbishment and relocation of the war memorials means that in future years the people of Winsford will benefit from more open space and improved access to the memorials as they pay their respects to those who made the greatest sacrifice.

“Remembrance Sunday is an important event to the people of Winsford, which is why Cheshire West and Chester Council has maintained safe access to the memorials during construction works despite the additional cost and complexity.

“The council is working with partners and plans are in place to ensure Remembrance events can take place this year.”

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Northwich Guardian: Visual of what the new civic square, where the monuments will be moved to, will look likeVisual of what the new civic square, where the monuments will be moved to, will look like (Image: CWAC)

To allow the demolition of Fountain Court to take place safely, Dene Drive will be closed from 8am to 5pm on Sunday (October 22).

Access from the A54 will be via Dingle Lane only, while access to Aldi and Dene Drive pedestrian access will be as normal.