Decision details

Reverend Dr John Clifford Green Plaque

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance and Smart City

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Proposal for a commemorative Green Plaque to Rev Dr John Clifford, world renowned Baptist minister and social reformer at Westbourne Park Baptist Church.


That the nomination for a commemorative Green Plaque to Rev Dr John Clifford at Westbourne Park Baptist Church, Porchester Road, W2 5DX, be approved.


Reasons for decision


Rev Dr John Clifford was a social reformer ahead of his time and has strong links with the local area as Minister of Praed Street Baptist Church and Westbourne Park. This strong local connection aligns with the aims of the Green Plaque scheme to create a sense of local pride and highlight local history.


           As a Westminster resident, preacher, writer, propagandist and ardent Liberal and socialist politician, he became a powerful voice in the Nonconformist movement. He was an eloquent speaker, social reformer and opponent of sectarian bias in schooling.


Publication date: 02/08/2021

Date of decision: 02/08/2021

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