It often becomes necessary to have a war memorial site fenced. It is only by fencing the war memorial site that you are able to define it – that is, to create clarity on where it starts and where it ends. And in places where the ‘land grabbing’ phenomenon is a reality, it becomes necessary to fence the war memorial site to protect it from being grabbed. At yet another level, by fencing a war memorial site, you are able to protect it from being desecrated. Therefore, if you are put in charge of a war memorial site, and you realize that it is unfenced, it may really be a good idea to have it fenced off.
Selecting the right type of fence
You have many options, when it comes to the types of fences you can set up for a war memorial. Most of the war memorials I have been to have wall fences: where a stone wall is set up around the war memorial site, with an imposing gate at some point. But you can also opt to set up a simple wooden or chain link fence going round the war memorial site. Or you can opt to set up a live (hedge) fence. In normal circumstances, it is highly unlikely that you’d have to set up an electric fence for a war memorial site.
Selecting a fencing contractor
You are likely to find yourself having to use the services of a fencing contractor to get the war memorial site fenced. That is unless you have the time and expertise to do the fencing work by yourself. Sometimes you find that you have the time, but you lack the expertise. At other times, you find that you have the expertise, but you lack the time. Like if, for instance, you work for a company like, say, PepsiCo — and you only manage the war memorial site on a voluntary, part-time basis. In that case, having made the decision to have the war memorial site fenced, you may decide to visit the PepsiCo employees site at Mypepsico.com, with the intention of applying for some time off work. But upon going through your work schedule at the said Mypepsico website, you may come to realize that you simply can’t get enough time off work to get the fencing work done. So you find that although you have the expertise, you simply can’t get the time to complete the project: forcing you to hire a contractor.
So when it comes to selecting a contractor to help you fence the war memorial site, there are two main things you need to pay attention to. Firstly, you need to look at the contractor’s expertise – to ensure that you hire a person who will do a decent job. And secondly, you need to look at the contractor’s charges: to ensure that you get good value for money in the project.
Buying the fencing materials
When it comes to buying the fencing materials, you need to pay attention to quality – to ensure that the fence you set up will be likely to last for long. You may also need to ask for quotations from several suppliers, to compare the prices and ultimately settle for the supplier offering you the best deal.
Setting up the fence
You may need to close the war memorial for a few days, to set up the fence. So you put up a notice, telling people that the war memorial site won’t be open to visitors for a number of days. Then you use those days to fence off the site. But I have also seen cases where people were allowed to continue visiting war memorial sites, even as they were being fenced off. So long as the visitors don’t interfere with the fencing work, it can be done without interfering with the war memorial site’s normal operations.