Moving the Whitehill & Bordon war memorial to the new town centre has been mooted by the Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company.

It was on the agenda for the meeting of Whitehill Town Council’s executive committee on July 21.

The regeneration company’s reasons for suggesting the idea are to put the memorial – currently in Camp Road – into what will become the heart of the expanded town, to avoid closing roads for future ceremonies, and to put the memorial near the new museum to allow features on the history of the town to be commemorated.

After the meeting, council leader Cllr Andy Tree said: “This is a very sensitive subject that requires respect and careful consideration. Our members are rightly very passionate about wanting to do the right thing.

“I try to personally stay open-minded and want to understand pros and cons in much greater detail, which is why I proposed there is no knee-jerk reaction and that we carefully consult the opinions of the Bordon and District Royal British Legion and Woolmer Forest Heritage Society.

“I would personally vote against a move if there is no compelling reason to make the change.

“The town council are the decision-maker here and this will come back to our executive committee in due course for further discussion and eventual decision. All our executive committee meetings where this is discussed are open to the public, who are always very welcome.”