A MEMORIAL to the men and women of Aberbeeg who lost their lives during wartime could soon find a new home.

The plaque currently sits in Christchurch, a Grade II listed building in Pant Ddu Road which was built in 1909.

The church closed its doors in 2012, and his since been advertised for sale by the Church in Wales.

Christchurch’s closure has meant that the local branch of the Royal British Legion has been forced to hold acts of remembrance outside the church.

An application for listed building consent seeks to remove the plaque from the building’s interior and transfer it to another church within the parish.

As Christchurch is located within Caerphilly county borough, the local authority is hoping to relocate it to a church within the neighbouring Blaenau Gwent county borough.

St Mark’s Church in Brooklyn Terrace, Llanhilleth, has been earmarked as a possible location as it is open for worship and is wheelchair accessible.

A report reads: “The purpose of removing the memorial plaque is to relocate it to a place of worship so that the memorial plaque can remain on public display and so that acts of remembrance can continue to honour the war dead.”

But the proposal has been met with five letters of objection, with some saying that the application had not been “sufficiently advertised” in the locality.

One objection said the removal of the plaque, which was erected on Remembrance Day in 2001, to a church outside Caerphilly county lines is “unacceptable”.

“No consultation has been undertaken with the Friends of Christchurch (a local community group) and the plaque was paid for by Caerphilly County Borough Council,” it adds.

Caerphilly council officers have recommended that the application for listed building consent be granted by the planning committee.

Committee members will meet to discuss the application on Wednesday May 23.