War Memorials Trust

England LAs

Details of planning authorities in England at September 2019 with links to the most relevant section of their website at that date.  If particular staff are believed to be responsible for war memorials a job title is provided.

Adur District Council

Allerdale Borough Council

Amber Valley Borough Council

Arun District Council

Ashfield District Council

Ashford Borough Council

Aylesbury Vale District Council

Babergh District Council has stated it is not directly responsible for any war memorials

Barnsley Borough Council 

Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council

Basildon District Council

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Bassetlaw District Council

Bath and North East Somerset Council

Bedford Borough Council

Birmingham City Council

Blaby District Council

Blackburn and Darwen Borough Council 

Blackpool Borough Council

Bolsover District Council

Bolton Borough Council

Boston Borough Council

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council websites 

Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Bradford City Council

Braintree District Council

Breckland District Council

Brentwood Borough Council

Brighton and Hove City Council

Bristol City Council

Broadland District Council

Broads Authority

Bromsgrove District Council

Broxbourne Borough Council

Broxtowe Borough Council

Buckinghamshire County Council

Burnley Borough Council

Bury Borough Council try to the Development Management Section of the Planning Department

Calderdale Borough Council try the Bereavement Services Team 

Cambridge City Council try the Conservation Section of the Planning Department

Cambridgeshire County Council suggest Town and Parish Councils are most appropriate for war memorial matters

Cannock Chase District Council

Canterbury City Council

Carlisle City Council

Castle Point Borough Council try the Property Technical Officer

Central Bedfordshire Council try the Head of Partnerships and Community Engagement

Charnwood Borough Council try the Senior Building Surveyor

Chelmsford City Council try the Conservation Officer. A pdf of war memorials has been compiled which includes some details of custodians

Cheltenham Borough Council try the Strategy and Engagement Assistant- Neighbourhoods

Cherwell District Council try the Design and Conservation Officer

Cheshire East Council

Cheshire West and Chester Council try the Building Maintenance Manager

Chesterfield Borough Council

Chichester District Council has stated it is not directly responsible for the custodianship of any war memorials

Chiltern District Council has stated it is not directly responsible for the custodianship of any war memorials

Chorley Borough Council try the Waste and Streetscene Manger

City of London Corporation

Colchester Borough Council

Copeland Borough Council

Corby Borough Council

Cornwall Council try the Senior Archaeologist

Cotswold District Council has stated it is not directly responsible for the custodianship of any war memorials

Council of the Isles of Scilly try the Senior Officer: Planning and Development Management

Coventry City Council

Craven District Council

Crawley Borough Council try the EA/PA to Chief Executive

Cumbria County Council

Dacorum Borough Council

Darlington Borough Council

Dartford Borough Council try the Heritage Events and Project Manager

Dartmoor National Park Authority

Daventry District Council has stated it is not directly responsible for the custodianship of any war memorials.

Derby City Council

Derbyshire County Council

Derbyshire Dales District Council

Devon County Council 

Doncaster Borough Council try the Assistant Manager Bereavement Services

Dorset Council try the Senior Archaeologist or contact planning

Dover District Council has stated it is not directly responsible for the custodianship of any war memorials

Dudley Borough Council 

Durham County Council, Durham County Record Office has a good website on researching war memorials

East Cambridgeshire District Council try the Conservation Officer

East Devon District Council

East Hampshire District Council

East Herts District Council

East Lindsey District Council try the Senior Planning Officer

East Northamptonshire District Council has stated it is not directly responsible for the custodianship of any war memorials

East Riding of Yorkshire Council try the Asset Strategy team

East Staffordshire District Council

East Suffolk Council has stated it is not directly responsible for the custodianship of any war memorials.

East Sussex County Council has stated it is not directly responsible for the custodianship of any war memorials however war memorials are held on the Historic Environment Records which is held at ESCC

Eastbourne Borough Council

Eastleigh Borough Council

Eden District Council try Property & Contracts Manager

Elmbridge Borough Council try Green Spaces Manager

Epping Forest District Council has stated it is not responsible for any war memorials, this responsibility lies with the Town and Parish Councils.

Epsom and Ewell Borough Council try the Cemetery Superintendent and Registrar

Erewash Borough Council try the Conservation Officer

Essex County Council try the Records Manager

Exeter City Council

Exmoor National Park Authority

Fareham Borough Council

Fenland District Council

Folkestone and Hythe District Council

Forest of Dean District Council

Fylde Borough Council

Gateshead Borough Council

Gedling Borough Council

Gloucester City Council try the Conservation Projects Officer

Gloucestershire County Council

Gosport Borough Council

Gravesham Borough Council

Great Yarmouth Borough Council try the Information Manager

Guildford Borough Council

Halton Borough Council

Hambleton District Council

Hampshire County Council

Harborough District Council

Harlow District Council

Harrogate Borough Council

Hart District Council has stated it is not directly responsible for the custodianship of any war memorials.

Hartlepool Borough Council

Hastings Borough Council try the Senior Building Surveyor

Havant Borough Council

Herefordshire County Council

Hertfordshire County has stated it is not directly responsible for the custodianship of any war memorials

Hertsmere Borough Council try the Cemetery Officer

High Peak Borough Council

Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council try the Cultural Services Manager 

Horsham District Council

Hull City Council also details on conservation areas

Huntingdonshire District Council

Hyndburn Borough Council try the Facilities Manager

Ipswich Borough Council try the Senior Conservation Officer

Isle of Wight Council has stated it is not directly responsible for the custodianship of any war memorials

Kent County Council

Kettering Borough Council try Cultural and Heritage Services Manager

King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council

Kirklees Borough Council try the Parks & Landscapes Central Services Manager

Knowsley Borough Council

Lake District National Park Authority

Lancashire County Council

Lancaster City Council

Leeds City Council

Leicester City Council

Leicestershire County Council

Lewes District Council 

Lichfield District Council try the Conservation Officer

Lincoln City Council

Lincolnshire County Council try the Historic Environment Officer; Also Links to the past project

Liverpool City Council try the Building Conservation Team

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham:

London Borough of Barnet; Also contact Barnet War Memorials Association

London Borough of Bexley try the Cemeteries Officer

London Borough of Brent

London Borough of Bromley try the Head of Town Centre Planning Projects

London Borough of Camden

London Borough of Croydon try the Head of Elections, Civic and Registration Services

London Borough of Ealing

London Borough of Enfield

London Borough of Greenwich

London Borough of Hackney

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

London Borough of Haringey

London Borough of Harrow try the Principal Conservation Officer

London Borough of Havering try the Historic Buildings & Landscapes Officer

London Borough of Hillingdon

London Borough of Hounslow

London Borough of Islington try the Conservation & Design Team

London Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

London Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames

London Borough of Lambeth send details of the memorial and problem to infoservice@lambeth.gov.uk 

London Borough of Lewisham

London Borough of Merton

London Borough of Newham

London Borough of Redbridge try the Parks Development Manager

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames try the Facilities Management Team

London Borough of Southwark

London Borough of Sutton

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

London Borough of Waltham Forest

London Borough of Wandsworth try the Conservation and Design Group

London Borough of Westminster

Luton Borough Council 

Maidstone Borough Council

Maldon District Council

Malvern Hills District Council try the Conservation Officer 

Manchester City Council try the Public Realm Team within Neighbourhoods

Mansfield District Council 

Medway Council, try the Medway Bereavement and Registration Services Manager

Melton Borough Council has stated it is not directly responsible for the custodianship of any war memorials; the main memorial is looked after by Melton Mowbray Town Estate

Mendip District Council has stated it is not directly responsible for the custodianship of any war memorials. Try the 
Conservation Officer

Mid Devon District Council

Mid Suffolk District Council

Mid Sussex District Council

Middlesborough Borough Council

Milton Keynes Council

Mole Valley District Council

New Forest District Council

New Forest National Park Authority

Newark and Sherwood District Council try Parks and Amenities Manager

Newcastle Upon Tyne City Council

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council try the Conservation Officer

Norfolk County Council

North Devon District Council

North East Derbyshire District Council try Senior Planning Officer (Conservation and Design)

North East Lincolnshire Council

North Hertfordshire District Council try the Development & Conservation Manager

North Kesteven District Council 

North Lincolnshire Council

North Norfolk District Council

North Somerset District Council

North Tyneside Borough Council try the Asset Maintenance Team

North Warwickshire Borough Council

North West Leicestershire District Council

North York Moors National Park Authority

North Yorkshire County Council

Northampton Borough Council has a number of officers at the Council who deal with memorials. Contact may be made by email to enquiries@northampton.gov.uk or by calling the Council's Contact Centre on 0300 330 7000.

Northamptonshire County Council

Northumberland County Council try Bridges and Structures Manager

Northumberland National Park Authority

Norwich City Council contact The Norwich War Memorial Trust

Nottingham City Council

Nottinghamshire County Council try the Senior Officer Historic Buildings or Roll of Honour

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council try the Museum and Arts Officer

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council

Oldham Borough Council

Oxford City Council

Oxfordshire County Council

Peak District National Park Authority

Pendle Borough Council

Peterborough City Council

Plymouth City Council

Portsmouth City Council try the Memorials Officer, there is a specific website for memorials and monuments in the city

Preston City Council

Purbeck District Council

Reading Borough Council

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Redditch Borough Council try the Bereavement Services Manager

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council try the Building Facilities Surveyor

Ribble Valley Borough Council has stated it is not directly responsible for the custodianship of any war memorials

Richmondshire District Council

Rochdale Borough Council try the Armed Forces Team

Rochford District Council

Rossendale Borough Council

Rother District Council maintains two war memorials as part of its parks and open spaces works programme, one on Bexhill seafront and the other in St Marys churchyard, Rye.

Rotherham Borough Council has stated that Parish and Town Councils are responsible for war memorials

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead try the Democratic and Civic Services Manager

Rugby Borough Council try the Parks and Grounds Manager

Runnymede Borough Council

Rushcliffe Borough Council

Rushmoor Borough Council try the Crematorium & Cemeteries Manager

Rutland County Council states on its website that Parish and Town council provide local services such as looking after war memorials 

Ryedale District Council

Salford City Council 

Sandwell Borough Council

Scarborough Borough Council try the Asset Management Plan Officer

Sedgemoor District Council

Sefton Borough Council try Mayoral Services

Selby District Council

Sevenoaks District Council has stated it is only responsible for the memorial in Swanley Town Centre

Sheffield City Council try the Property and Facilities Management Team

Shropshire Council 

Slough Borough Council

Solihull Borough Council

Somerset County Council

Somerset West and Taunton Council

South Bucks District Council

South Cambridgeshire District Council 

South Derbyshire District Council has stated it is not directly responsible for the custodianship of any war memorials. Try the Conservation and Heritage Officer 

South Downs National Park Authority

South Gloucestershire Council

South Hams District Council

South Holland District Council

South Kesteven District Council try Team Leader - Operations

South Lakeland District Council has stated it is only directly responsible for the custodianship of the Ambleside war memorial.

South Norfolk District Council try the Technical Officer

South Northamptonshire Council

South Oxfordshire District Council has stated it is not directly responsible for the custodianship of any war memorials.

South Ribble Borough Council

South Somerset District Council

South Staffordshire Council try the Conservation and Design Officer

South Tyneside Borough Council

Southampton City Council try the Archaeology Unit Manager and Ancient Monuments Officer

Southend on Sea Borough Council

Spelthorne Borough Council try the Head of Asset Management

St Albans City and District Council 

St Helens Borough Council try the Public Buildings Manager

Stafford Borough Council

Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council

Stevenage Borough Council

Stockport Borough Council try the Playground & Infrastructure Officer (Greenspace)

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council try the Historic Buildings Officer

Stoke-on-Trent City Council try the Archaeologist

Stratford-on-Avon District Council

Stroud District Council 

Suffolk County Council

Sunderland City Council

Surrey County Council including local research projects

Surrey Heath Borough Council 

Swale Borough Council

Swindon Borough Council try the Senior Conservation Officer

Tameside Borough Council try the Greenspace Development Manager

Tamworth Borough Council

Tandridge District Council try the Deputy Director Community Services

Teignbridge District Council try the Senior Conservation Officer

Telford and Wrekin Council try the Arts and Cultural Services Manager

Tendring District Council try the Horticultural & Bereavement Manager

Test Valley Borough Council try Parks and Open Spaces

Tewkesbury Borough Council

Thanet District Council

Three Rivers District Council

Thurrock Council

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council

Torbay Council

Torridge District Council

Trafford Borough Council 

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council try the Sports, Grants & Communities Officer

Uttlesford District Council

Vale of White Horse District Council has stated it is not directly responsible for the custodianship of any war memorials

Wakefield District Council

Walsall Borough Council

Warrington Borough Council

Warwick District Council

Warwickshire County Council try the Manager of Museums & Natural Environment

Watford Borough Council try the Urban Design & Conservation Manager

Waverley Borough Council 

Wealden District Council is responsible for a single war memorial, this is to Jack Cade just north of the Battle road in Cade Street.

Wellingborough Borough Council

Welwyn Hatfield District Council 

West Berkshire District Council try the Archaeology Service

West Devon Borough Council

West Lancashire Borough Council try the Heritage and Environment Manager

West Lindsey District Council

West Oxfordshire District Council

West Suffolk Council try Principal Planning Officer

West Sussex County Council also involved in the Sussex War Memorials Project 2014-18

Wigan Borough Council

Wiltshire Council

Winchester City Council

Wirral Borough Council

Woking Borough Council

Wokingham Borough Council

Wolverhampton City Council

Worcester City Council

Worcestershire County Council

Worthing Borough Council

Wychavon District Council

Wycombe District Council

Wyre Borough Council

Wyre Forest District Council

York Council, City of

Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority


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