UTTOXETER town councillors have decided on the design for a new bench which is to be built to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
At its meeting on Tuesday night the town council was faced with three possible designs for the bench.
It decided to go with the design which had a back to it, as the other designs did not.
The decision to place the bench in Market Place was decided after the choices had gone out to public consultation.
Despite the consultation receiving only one response, the council felt it appropriate to go with that person’s choice as it was the ‘democratic’ thing to do.
The councillors were then tasked with deciding between two possible locations in Market Place to house the bench.
Town clerk Rachel Jarvis told the meeting: “I met with the council highways officials to look at various locations the bench could go.
“The two locations suggested have been agreed with them.”
The possibilities given to the council were either to place the bench by the war memorial or by the Samuel Johnson Memorial in Market Place.
It was agreed in a split vote to house the bench near to the Johnson memorial.
Finally the councillors were asked to agree an inscription for the bench.
The words suggested were ‘In commemoration of the Queen’s Jubilee 2012’.
This was agreed and the production of the bench will now go ahead.