Thanks to Councillor La Broy for this information on his Facebook page. Peter writes:
News from Bude Stratton Full Council on 4th July 2019. The Ivor Potter Hall stays! Following is an excerpt from the draft minutes of the meeting held last night:
FC/112/19 Notice of Motion: We the undersigned, in accordance with Standing Orders 9b and 7a, request that the Council reconsiders the decisions made by the Full Council on 6 June 2019 (C/103/19) and retain the name of the Ivor Potter Hall in view of the strength of community feeling that has been expressed. Cllrs: R Willingham, H Partridge, P La Broy, P Tilzey, T Philp, T Gibbs
After discussion, a recorded vote was requested.
For: Cllrs S Browning, T Gibbs, P Keely, P La Broy, L Moores, P Moores, F Partridge, H Partridge, T Philp, P Tilzey, D Towl, N Tucker, R Uhlig, B Willingham
Against: Cllr J Bryson
Abstention: B Dixon
Resolved: that BSTC reverse their decision C/103/19 and retain the name, Ivor Potter Hall
FC/113/19 To consider actions to take as a result of Notice of Motion
Resolved: The Council acknowledges the public anxiety caused by the decision to change the name of the Ivor Potter Hall.
The Council will create an ‘interpretation’ celebrating his life and contribution to the community of Bude; to be displayed near to the main entrance of the Ivor Potter so that his legacy will be remembered and valued.
The Council would like the Ivor Potter Hall to be used more widely for theatrical productions. It, therefore, calls for a local amateur dramatic club, organization or group, to come forward with a proposal to create a show celebrating the life of Ivor Potter to be held in the Ivor Potter Hall. The Council intends to provide support and co-operation with the group to ensure the life and work of Ivor Potter is celebrated appropriately. This to be delegated to the Communities Committee.