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Commemorative Plaque Scheme

Meeting: 18/12/2017 - Heritage, Culture and Leisure Committee (Item 94)

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The Equalities and Corporate Policy Officer presented the item to the Committee.

 

It was noted that:

 

·  The Commemorative Plaques Scheme was being introduced because past and present Members of this Committee thought that there should be a scheme or mechanism in place which enabled Maidstone’s rich local heritage and historic environment to be celebrated.

 

·  The design of the plaque, which gave it local significance, was conceived by the Committee and was included at Appendix A.

 

·  The further detail on the number of words and content came from English Heritage and this strengthened the design and would create uniformity between the plaques.

 

·  The proposed scheme would be deliverable within current resources and the Committee would evaluate all the applications.

 

The Committee requested that the Scheme be renamed as the Commemorative Plaques Guide.

 

The Committee were concerned that the Scheme was too rigid and that a person could be prevented from being commemorated because they had not lived in the Borough for at least 5 years. Therefore, the Committee agreed that a person could be commemorated if they had a direct association with a building in the Borough.

 

RESOLVED: That the introduction of the Commemorative Plaques Guide be agreed, subject to the addition (seen in bold below) on page 21 of the agenda:

 

·  The building on which the plaque will be fixed must be directly related to the proposed person, and they must have lived or worked there for at least 5 years or have had a direct association with the building.

 

Voting: For – 7   Against – 1  Abstentions – 0

 


 

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