Call for permanent Captain Sir Tom Moore tribute in Peterborough

A call has been made to leave a lasting tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore in Peterborough.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 5:00 am

A motion to be debated at Peterborough City Council’s Full Council meeting on wednesday (March 3) says the army veteran’s legacy should be acknowledged after he raised £33 million for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden in Marston Moretaine.

The 100-year-old passed away on February 2.

The motion from Cllr John Howard, Conservative member for Hargate and Hempsted, states: “Council acknowledges the sad loss of Captain Sir Tom Moore During the toughest phase of the pandemic he raised all our spirits and made an enormous contribution with his phenomenal fundraising efforts and the inspiration he gave us to get through the coronavirus crisis with his heart-warming messages of positivity and optimism.

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Captain Sir Thomas Moore PHOTO: Getty Images NNL-201011-173817001
Captain Sir Thomas Moore PHOTO: Getty Images NNL-201011-173817001

“Council resolves to refer consideration of what can be done to acknowledge the legacy of Captain Sir Tom Moore to the Honours Panel, to ensure his name and achievements will never be forgotten in our city, as well as to commemorate his efforts and to mark his loss.

“This may include renaming a room or hall of significance within the council domain, one of the council meeting rooms, or a hall in our new university after Captain Sir Tom Moore.”