It was suggested to the Council early in 2016 that a commemorative plaque scheme be introduced in the Town. Following a consultation period which ended in mid-January 2017, we have compiled a list of nominations. These have been considered by the Planning and Development Committee and the next step is to contact the owners of the buildings where we would hope to install the plaques to gain their permission and also gain Listed Building Consent if this is required. This process has just been started following their meeting on 16 March 2017.
Click here to view the list of nominations received.
The Committee also looked at various options for the design of the plaques as they don’t have to be blue although this is the usual colour. However, after consideration, they have opted for a traditional blue style, cast in aluminium with raised lettering, border and emblem.
Although the consultation period has ended, we are happy to receive nominations at any time. Nominations, together with background information, should be made by letter or email to the Town Council. If it is a person being nominated we would like to know either where they were born or spent most of their lives. If a building no longer exists we could commemorate the site/location.
Send your nominations to us
By email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
By post at:
Blyth Town Council
Arms Evertyne House
Blyth Northumberland NE24 2AS