Blue plaque scheme

Frankie Roberto made this Freedom of Information request to Manchester City Council

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I'd like to know whether Manchester City Council has any information available about the blue (and red/black) scheme that has operated in the city in the past.

In particular, I'd like to have a list of all the plaques that were erected, including who they commemorated, where they are located, and when they were placed.

I'd also like any information, correspondence or meeting minutes about the scheme and whether it still operates, and if not why not.

Yours faithfully,

Frankie Roberto

Julie Roscoe, Manchester City Council

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Dear Julie Roscoe,

Do you have any update on this request?

Yours sincerely,

Frankie Roberto

Julie Roscoe, Manchester City Council

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Dear Mr Roberto,

Re: - Request for Information - Blue plaque scheme (Reference
Number: CEX/PL4631)

Thank you for your request for information, which was received by
Manchester City Council on 2nd February 2009 and has been considered under
the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

In response to your request I have attached two documents below. One
provides the most up to date list of plaques in Manchester currently
available and the other is an Economy, Employment and Skills Overview and
Scrutiny Committee report relating to public art. This report states under
'Projects currently under consideration' that the Director of Culture is
exploring the feasibility of the revival of the Manchester Plaque scheme
formerly organised by the Planning Department but suspended in the 1990s.

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Yours sincerely

Julie Roscoe
Section Manager,
Planning, Room 7020
Manchester City Council
Tel 0161 234 4552
internal 800 4552
Fax 0161 234 4508
[email address]

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Frankie Roberto

Dear Julie Roscoe,

Many thanks for your response - most interesting!

I am planning a national web project around blue plaques. Will contact Manchester City Council if it gets off the ground.

Yours sincerely,

Frankie Roberto