Marketing and Events Committee

MINUTES of the meeting of 10th January 2023


ME/22/4/1 To receive apologies for absence
  Cllrs Clark, Houston, Messent & Rhodes
ME/22/4/2  To note declarations of Members’ interests
ME/22/4/3 To confirm and sign the minutes of the Marketing and Events Committee meeting held on 1st November 2022

RESOLVED: That the minutes are approved as a true record of the meeting

ME/22/4/4 Public Participation
  A period not exceeding 15 minutes for members of the public to ask questions or submit comments.

An email was received asking the following question:

June 22nd 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the arrival of Windrush to the UK. Since many people from Caribbean countries made Crewe their home in the 1950s, will the Town Council be holding any events to celebrate this occasion?

The clerk responded that the Community Officer was in contact with representative community groups who are considering what activities they would like to progress. We await details from the groups and will return to committee with proposals and costings as and when available.

The committee expressed support for the idea and principle of supporting activities associated and would also welcome any input from anyone who is interested in or connected to this.

RESOLVED: That the committee receives an update report at the next opportunity


ME/22/4/5 To review the year to date financial position for the Marketing and Events Committee

The financial information was noted.

ME/22/4/6 To consider and inform the Marketing & Events Committee Business Delivery Plan for 2023/24


i.                    That the draft Business Delivery Plan was supported in principle

ii.                   That the remaining Jubilee EMR is assigned to Coronation activities, with details to follow for consideration.

iii.                 That feasibility and proposals for a music event are developed and brought to committee for consideration

7 To consider the Lumen Lights Event
  Members discussed at length the positive principle of the event but also the need to ensure value for money


i.                    That the event scheduled for February is cancelled due to concerns about value for money relating to the available programme and budget.

ii.                   That the remaining budget associated is placed within the Strategic Events EMR

8 Without Walls Network
  RESOLVED: That membership of this group is not progressed at this point but may be considered again in the future.
9 Bringing the Knife Angel to Crewe

i.                    That a budget of £15,000 is allocated to the project from the 4288 460 – Event Match Funding budget line.

ii.                   That the preference for siting on Memorial Square is consulted with local veteran and military representative groups

10 Crewe Town Council Events Strategy

RESOLVED: That the principle of development of an events strategy as drafted is approved with the committee seeking a mix of event scale and locations as well as themes (such as music, local artists, heritage, youth and children, independent businesses (eg Makers Market), Real Ale Festival/Trail, festivals, Crewe Day, community-led activities, film/animation)

11 Social media and communications engagement

The report was noted.

12 To note the proposed date of the next meeting Monday 13th March at 6pm.


Meeting closed at 7.09pm


Chair      Cllr J Cosby

Clerk      P Turner

Meeting documents

Agenda pack for Marketing and Events Committee 10 Jan 2023

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