Sunday, 21 June 2009

Can I use someone else's coat of arms?

I mentioned in last Friday's blog that I may go to the first meeting of the Morecambe Parish Council on Thursday 18th June. I did, and not surprisingly the link road was not on the agenda. I only mention this because one Morecambe Bay Independent candidate made headlines during the election by her opposition to this road.

I also noticed another blog based in Lancaster that mentioned this meeting and set out the agenda. In this blog I read that the Council will decide 'whether the Council wishes to ask the City Council for permission to use the Armorial Bearings of the former Morecambe and Heysham Borough Council on letterheads and civic regalia'. During the meeting there was a mention that the Morecambe Bay Independents use these armorial bearings already. This should mean that this political party have the right to bear arms. Unfortunately I think it just means that they have nicked it without request. There was no hint of irony that the Council has to request permission but the party uses them without permission. I wonder when this question will be addressed.

I did add this comment to their blog I am still waiting to see it a couple of days later. I'll let you know if it gets added. In the meantime it is a good job that I have my own blog.

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1 comment:

  1. Michael Gradwell24 June 2009 at 17:25

    My comment has been added to the Lancaster website.