RESIDENTS have formed a community group in response to a controversial war memorial move.

The ‘Friends of Huncoat War Memorial and Recreation Ground’ have been formed after council bosses approved a plan to relocate Huncoat’s war memorial from its current location at the top of a hill off Higher Gate to the corner of Lower Gate Road.

Community campaigners and council bosses have been at odds over the memorial since the move was approved by Hyndburn’s cabinet in December.

Former Huncoat councillor Nick Whittaker said: “We are getting a constitution together for the group at the moment, we want to be one voice talking to the council about this issue.”

Council bosses are set to hold further consultation about the move in the coming weeks. To get involved with the group email