Sidmouth council tie is praised

Sidmouth Town Council produces its first official tie and pin for councillors

THERE will be no excuse for male town councillors not to wear a tie at monthly meetings.

On Monday, Sidmouth Town Council chairman, Councillor Stuart Hughes, sported a specially-produced town council tie, complete with the town crest, which councillors can buy for �8.

The tie has a dark blue background with diagonal light blue stripes edged with a thin green line and the whole tie is embossed and carries the name Sidmouth Town Council.

For female councillors, a metal enamel pin with the town crest on a white background has been produced, which costs �7.50 to buy.

Mr Hughes said: “I always wear either my district council or county council ties to town council meetings, so we have come up with a town council tie.

“I think it is lovely. The first time I wore it was at FolkWeek. I was walking to the Ham and someone stopped me and said how lovely the tie is and asked if I was the mayor of Sidmouth.”

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Councillor Peter Sullivan will be taking some of the ties and pins with him on an exchange visit to Le Locle, Switzerland, on September 22. Le Locle is Sidmouth’s twin town.

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