BARNSLEY War Memorial is undergoing a facelift.

Work got underway last week to improve the area around the war memorial which stands in front of the town hall.

The work is expected to take up to four weeks and will include laying new paving, refurbishing and repainting the posts and chain fencing, installing new fencing to the boundary walls and restoration repairs to the York stone steps.

The footpath along Church Street in front of the memorial and the permit holders bay will be closed for the duration of the works.

Access is available on Church Street between the memorial and Sadler Gate to allow people to view the public artwork created to commemorate the Battle of the Somme. Artwork on the sides of the war memorial has been temporarily removed until the works are completed.