The Preston Historical Society are to take on the role of Blue Plaque scheme administration, in a change of circumstances of the Preston & South Ribble Civic Trust.
In an official communication to the Preston Historical Society, Aidan Turner-Bishop wrote:
On March 31, 2015, the Preston & South Ribble Civic Trust was disbanded. Ill health, death and declining membership had meant that the work of the Trust was increasingly unsustainable. Sadly, the remaining members decided to disband the Trust and to request the Preston Historical Society to take over the trust’s local heritage functions, such as the city’s blue plaques scheme.
Aidan said “The Preston Historical Society Committee kindly agreed to the merger of the Trust’s heritage role into the Preston Historical Society. However, the Trust’s work of monitoring and commenting on planning applications and decisions, in a semi-political role, is not taken over by the Preston Historical Society. There’s an opportunity for a new group, probably using web-based social media, to take over this role for the city. The Trust’s funds and assets are transferred to the PHS. Future suggestions for blue plaques in Preston and district should now be made to the Preston Historical Society”.
President of the Preston Historical Society, David John Hindle, said “the society is delighted and honoured to accept this role and we are looking forward to working with Aidan Turner-Bishop with the administration of Blue Plaques in Preston”.
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