Staffordshire town launches campaign to make itself noticed
March 22, 2012 by Michael
Fenton, a small town in Staffordshire, is currently under the care of Stoke-On-Trent City Council. However, local residents feel that their town has been forgotten by the Council and so have taken matters into their own hands to make Councillors take notice of their needs.
Posters and flyers have been designed by a local gallery owner, Alan Gerrard. The flyers draw attention to local facilities and express the views of local people who feel that these facilities may be threatened due to a lack of council interest and funding. The local library in Fenton has been closed down and it was this closure that caused local people to rally together to make themselves heard.
Alan Gerrard recently spoke about the views expressed in the poster and flyer campaign, saying:
“Fenton has long been the forgotten town of the Potteries. Today it is barely a town at all, without a bank or library with community facilities for young and old under threat of closure and a former town hall that could be demolished. It doesn’t have to be like this.”
The people of Fenton are hoping this campaign will have a positive effect on the way that local facilities are managed and maintained. Local print shops in Stoke-On-Trent are often used by community groups to communicate important information, much in the same way that Alan Gerrard has produced his campaign materials.