Council pledges support for activities to mark the end of the First World war

STAFFORDSHIRE Moorlands District Council is to help communities mark the centenary of the end of the First World War (1914-18).

The council has put aside £20,000 towards funding activities being organised to mark the milestone in the district’s towns and villages.

Council leder Sybil Ralphs said: “This is not a celebration, it is to mark the sacrifice made by men and women.

“”There will be £1,000 each for the three towns and the remainder will be shared by the parishes.

Parishes coulld join up with one another to form an event if they wished,” she added.

A beacon will be lit as part of the commemorations at a location to be confirmed.

In order to qualify for a grant parishes will be required to complete an application form.

Applications will be assessed by council officers and approvals given by the council leader via a delegated decision.