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Richmond Town Council round-up
12:00pm Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
AT THIS month’s Richmond Town Council Meeting, town clerk Heather Lawler reported that there was no update on the torque – traditional Celtic open-ended jewellery - acquired by the town council by Kiplin Hall, although Mayor Stuart Parsons said he intended to take to the British Museum in London himself and get a signed receipt so he is sure it will be safe and on loan.
He said he wanted to find out what they intended to do with it, and to see the second one the museum said it had that was found in the same place. Coun Russell Lord said he would accompany him.
Coun Parsons said there are plans for a sculpture to be put up on the roundabout at Pottergate, Queens Road and Dundas Street to celebrate the Tour de France coming to Richmondshire – even though it will not pass through the town. Coun Parsons said it would be financed by Richmond IT company The City Secret.
It was also suggested that an outline of a bike be pegged out within the grounds of Richmond Castle so it could be viewable by helicopters flying overhead following the tour.
In Outside Bodies, it was reported that the Richmond Business and Tourism Association has now become the Richmond and Lower Dales Business Association, but the geographical area of this still had to be determined.
Coun Clive World called for the Members Comments section of the agenda to be removed because he felt it was a waste of time as any business normally brought up in the section could easily be slotted in elsewhere. It was agreed to remove it from the agenda, although four councillors were against it.