Friday, 18 August 2017

Flagpoles idea scrapped

PLANS to install flagpoles along the River Thames in Henley have been scrapped.

PLANS to install flagpoles along the River Thames in Henley have been scrapped.

Councillors considered the idea as a way to promote events in the town to visitors and passing boaters.

But members of the finance committee rejected the proposal, which would have cost £4,000.

Councillor Ian Reissmann said: “I’m not convinced that flags are really right or necessary.

“I’m not sure it fits in with our riverside town image where we have what is a very attractive stretch of the river. I also don’t think it meets the value for money test.”

Mayor Lorraine Hillier said: “I don’t feel they are necessary and they would block the view — we want to see the river, not flagpoles.”





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