Bromsgrove war memorial 'not ready for Remembrance Day'
A new armed forces memorial for a Worcestershire town is unlikely to be ready for Remembrance Day, organisers of a campaign behind it have said.
An appeal to raise £50,000 for a memorial in Bromsgrove has so far raised £25,000.
Phil McDermott, campaign chairman, said there were still things to organise, such as the design.
The town has a memorial to soldiers killed in the Far East in World War II, but not for those killed in other wars.
Mr McDermott, chairman of the Bromsgrove Armed Forces Memorial Fund (BAFMF), said: "It looks more and more difficult as every day goes by so it may be that it's Armed Forces Day next year.
"It was our original intention to aim for Remembrance Day but it's sadly getting tough to get there."
He said the design of the memorial had not been decided on yet and this took time as planning regulations needed to be taken into account as well as the views of the church, council and residents.
Bromsgrove District Council has allocated a plot of land for the monument next to the Burma Star on Crown Green.
BAFMF said Bromsgrove needs a central focal point that recognises all branches of the armed forces and all theatres of war in which they served.
Residents and groups have held fund-raising events since the launch of the campaign last year.