Decision details

Cherry Groce Memorial

Decision Maker: Strategic Director: Resident Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To commemorate 35 years since the shooting of Cherry Groce, the Cherry Groce Foundation announced that a memorial will be unveiled in Windrush Square in September 2020. However, the challenging economic climate arising from the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the Foundation so far failing to raise sufficient donations to meet the memorial’s estimated £151,163 cost. To enable the memorial to proceed as planned, the Foundation has requested that the Council underwrites the project’s cost and, once installed, maintains the memorial in perpetuity at public expense.


1.         That a CIL and Section 106 Funding Request SAP Template be submitted to secure £81,749.24 to fund the proposed Cherry Groce Memorial in Windrush Square, Brixton and the opening ceremony event.


2.         That the Director of Environment and Streetscene negotiates and enters into an agreement with the Cherry Groce Foundation under section 1 of the Localism Act 2011 whereby the Council:


a.         Underwrites the construction-related costs of the memorial, subject to the Foundation making a unilateral undertaking to use its best endeavours to repay the Council its costs; and,

b.         Becomes responsible for the memorial’s future cleaning, maintenance and repair.


3.         That upon project completion, the Cherry Groce Memorial in Windrush Square becomes part of the Parks & Leisure Services’ asset inventory and maintained within the overall management plan for the Square.

Publication date: 26/08/2020

Date of decision: 04/09/2020

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