The Executive Director of Economic Development and Communities submitted a report that sought Executive approval to the erection of the Stan Hollis memorial on Middlesbrough Council land and the maintenance of the memorial upon completion.
Stanley Hollis, D-Day's only Victoria Cross winner, was born in Middlesbrough in 1912. It was intended to recognise Stan's bravery in World War II through a commemorative memorial. which would be positioned next to the War Memorial (Cenotaph) outside the Dorman Museum. The Stanley Hollis V.C. Memorial Fund Committee was established by campaigner Mr Brian Bage, who has raised the funds for the erection of the memorial.
It was hoped that construction on site could commence imminently when the materials were available, in order for the statue to be unveiled in November this year.
The intention was for the memorial to be gifted to Middlesbrough Council for nil consideration once complete. Ultimately the Council would be responsible for the memorial's maintenance.
that the erection of the Stan Hollis memorial on Middlesbrough Council land be approved; and
that Middlesbrough Council maintains the memorial upon completion.
The decision was supported by the following reason:
Stan Hollis was born in Middlesbrough and his bravery and significant achievements should be honoured. It is commendable that the money for the memorial has been raised without financial support from the Council, thus it is felt befitting that the Council contributes its land and agrees to maintain the memorial, thus allowing it to be constructed without delay.