Progress is being made towards the creation of a memorial marking the 22 May 2017 Manchester Arena terror attack.
Although many of the families who lost loved ones were from outside the city and may also want local memorials, Manchester City Council has given an undertaking that a permanent memorial will be provided in the city.
The Council is being advised on this by the Manchester Memorials Advisory Group, an independent group of civic and business leaders which is leading on communication and consultation with those most directly affected by the attack.
Families of the 22 people killed, and hundreds of others who were directly affected, have been consulted on the principles underpinning the memorial. This includes what the purpose of any memorial should be, what it should mean and what feelings it should evoke.
Feedback suggested that the memorial should be a tranquil and contemplative space honouring the victims of the attack in a garden-style setting or other public area.
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