A blue plaque scheme to mark historic locations in Uckfield is moving closer to fruition.
The aim is to provide information for residents and tourists on buildings that have played a significant part in the town’s past.
Uckfield town councillors have set up a working group to develop the idea, research potential locations, discover the costs involved and the permissions that will be needed from landowners and owners of properties.
They will also be asking townspeople for suggestions as to suitable places to have a blue plaque.
A report to members of the council’s environment and leisure committee outlined a similar scheme in the Westcountry seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare.
They were told that it took about a year to finalise the scheme.
It is likely Uckfield Town Council will not set aside any money for the project until the 2010/2021 financial year but the working group is expected to get down to work later this autumn.
Examples of names put forward in Weston for blue plaques were children’s author Roald Dahl, a former pupil in the town; Suffragette Emmeline Pethwick-Lawrence, actress Deborah Kerr, comedian and actor Bob Hope, Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie; and Supreme Commander of Allied Forces on D-day in World War Two, Dwight D. Eisenhower.
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