Monday, 23 October 2017

Where to put our Fairtrade plaque....

A PLAQUE promoting Henley’s new Fairtrade status could be installed at the town hall.

A PLAQUE promoting Henley’s new Fairtrade status could be installed at the town hall.

Deputy Mayor Jeni Wood told a meeting on Tuesday that the ideal place would be on the front of the building.

But doubts were raised by other members of the town and community committee about whether South Oxfordshire District Council would grant it planning permission as the buiding is Grade II  listed.

Nicci Taylor, senior committee administrator, added: “They did say they didn’t want any more clutter on the front of the town hall.”

Councillor Kellie Hinton suggested putting the plaque on one of the benches in Market Place but Cllr Wood replied saying: “I don’t think that is outstanding enough.”



Councillor Will Hamilton suggested using the foyer of the town hall.

Cllr Wood replied: “In other towns they have big blue banners all over saying ‘we are a Fairtrade town’.”

Councillor Pam Phillips said the town’s Fairtrade status was “something to be proud of” and suggested asking the district council whether they could install the plaque on the front of the town hall anyway.

Mrs Taylor said she would need more information on the plaque’s size, colour and the materials and Cllr Wood agreed to find this out.

The worldwide Fairtrade movement helps suppliers in developing countries by paying them enough to reach a decent living standard.



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