Memorial plaques are due to be removed from benches in Millport starting today.

This is taking place as preparations get underway for the new £48k flood defence scheme.

The works - being carried out by contractors Van Oord UK Ltd with support from subsidiary Mackley Civil Engineering – are due to begin in mid-March.

The council's Streetscene service are scheduled to start removing the plaques as part of this process from today.

Owners of the plaques have previously been told of the plans that they will be either kept with a view to affixing to a new memorial board in the centre of Millport or returned to the owner/family.

If any owner/family wish the plaque to be sent to them, please contact by 31 March 2023 – otherwise the council will assume the plaque to be affixed to the new memorial board.