Issue - decisions

Outgoing Poet Laureate

12/03/2019 - Outgoing Poet Laureate (Cab.6.3.2019/6)

The Place Cabinet Spokesperson delivered a citation to Ian McMillan, marking the end of his tenure as the town’s Poet Laureate, thanking him for his three years of dedicated service to the town. It was noted that as Port Laureate, Ian has created new poems for the town and championed local literary causes, engaged new audiences, inspired upcoming local poets and artists and though the Hear My Voice initiative delivered enrichment projects reaching school children, young people and community organisations.


Cabinet Members contributed similar thanks to Ian for his inspirational literary dedication to the town and its people.


It was noted Ian will be succeeded by our new Poet Laureate 19 year old Eloise Unerman from Goldthorpe.


In reciprocation, Ian thanked Members for their kind words and reflected on the many positive experiences he had experienced during his time as Poet Laureate.