Three year project to reinstate landmark

Barr Beacon in Walsall Credit: ITV Central

More than four hundred thousand pounds is being spent restoring a war memorial which has been repeatedly targeted by metal thieves.

The copper roof and railings of the Barr Beacon in Walsall were last stolen in November.

The three year project, run by Walsall council and funded by national lottery money, aims to reinstate the landmark along with an historic tree plantation.

The memorial will be re-dedicated to servicemen and women who've lost their lives in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Barr Beacon is one of the highest points in the West Midlands and is mentioned in the Doomsday Book.