To receive the notes and any recommendations of the following Working Groups:
i) Tourism and Events held on 12th January 2022Appendix B
ii) Strategy and Finance held on 18th January 2022 Appendix C
iii) Cemeteries and Appeals held on 20th January 2022 Appendix D
Cllr Evans introduced the Notes of the Tourism and Events Working Group held on 12th January attached at Appendix B to the agenda. She advised the Christmas events had worked well and there were plans to make more of a spectacle of the Christmas Lights Switch-on next year. It was interesting to see the Netflix Witcher snow globe Installation in Castle Street which had resulted in a £500 donation to the Mayor’s charity.
It had been agreed not to hold the Music in the Vineyard In January and February because of the changing covid rules and these would be kept under review.
Cllr Evans invited Cllr Mirylees to outline the programme for the inaugural Literary Festival taking place in March and she described the wide range of events planned as a result of enormous effort by staff and volunteers.
Cllr Evans highlighted the programme for the year ahead which included special events for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in addition to regular events.
It was agreed that the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Lead Member for Tourism and Events would be on the Panel for the appointment of the new Town Crier, noting that this was a Civic post.