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ISRAEL - JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY

19/05/2016

A new irrigation system is currently being installed at Jerusalem War Cemetery which involves major digging around the area. The cemetery is still accessible but the works may cause disruption during visits. The works are due to be completed at the end of May.

TANZANIA - TANGA MEMORIAL CEMETERY

19/05/2016

The memorial is currently being replaced and unfortunately there will be no public access for one month from Monday 9 May.

INDONESIA - AMBON WAR CEMETERY

17/05/2016

During the night of 14 May 2016, 27 Bronze plaques were stolen from graves spread across the cemetery. Local police have been informed and investigations are ongoing. Temporary markers will be placed until the plaques are recovered or replacements are manufactured.

FRANCE - VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL

13/05/2016

March 2016 - Work on the new Sir John Monash Centre, to be located at the Australian National Memorial site near Villers-Bretonneux in France, commenced in January 2016 and will continue through to the official opening in April 2018. During this period, there may be short periods of disruption to visitors at the site and adjacent Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Villers-Bretonneux Military cemetery.

As part of the works we have just been informed that as from Monday, 16 May for at least 6 months the car park will be closed at this site. Visitors will be directed to use the temporary car park on the other side of the Australian National Memorial. Disabled car park facilities will also be provided at weekends and outside working hours when the CWGC service entrance is closed. To add, the bus turning area on the south side of the site will remain accessible throughout the works.

FRANCE - VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY

13/05/2016

March 2016 - Work on the new Sir John Monash Centre, to be located at the Australian National Memorial site near Villers-Bretonneux in France, commenced in January 2016 and will continue through to the official opening in April 2018. During this period, there may be short periods of disruption to visitors at the site and adjacent Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) Villers-Bretonneux Military cemetery.

As part of the works we have just been informed that as from Monday, 16 May for at least 6 months the car park will be closed at this site. Visitors will be directed to use the temporary car park on the other side of the Australian National Memorial. Disabled car park facilities will also be provided at weekends and outside working hours when the CWGC service entrance is closed. To add, the bus turning area on the south side of the site will remain accessible throughout the works.

UK - LYNESS ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY

13/05/2016

An event occuring at the cemetery will require significant construction and deconstruction works adjacent to the cemetery, access to certain areas will not be possible from 27 May, although this should not affect those wishing to see individual graves. The site will however be closed from 06.00 on 29 May until 12.00 on 2 June 2016. For further information please contact events@cwgc.org or call 01628 507141.