Equalities and Corporate Policy Officer presented the item to the
·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
·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
Committee requested that the Scheme be renamed as the Commemorative
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.
introduction of the Commemorative Plaques Guide be agreed, subject
to the addition (seen in bold below) on page 21 of the
·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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