Council urged to reconsider

PUBLISHED: 09:42 31 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:48 15 June 2010

The Seaton Visitor Centre Trust was very disappointed to read that Seaton Town Council was not able to award £350 next year for a local company to install, and later take down, the banners which had so enhanced the seafront this year. The Banners Project

The Seaton Visitor Centre Trust was very disappointed to read that Seaton Town Council was not able to award £350 next year for a local company to install, and later take down, the banners which had so enhanced the seafront this year. The Banners Project was a Visitor Centre Trust initiative. For several months, we worked closely with the students to produce the original painted silks. We were able to convince Devon County Council to fund this. We then had the originals printed on strong canvas and installed on the seafront lamp posts. DCC again agreed to fund this. In addition, DCC agreed to pay for the strengthening of the seafront lampposts to take the weight and "windage" of the banners.Throughout the summer of 2008 the banners received great acclaim. The aim of this project was to involve the youth of the area in the Jurassic Coast and to contribute to the enhancement of Seaton. The overall cost was about £20,000 together with many man-hours contributed by members of the trust and the local schools. Bernard DunfordChairmanSeaton Visitor Centre Trust

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