Marketing & Events Committee Meeting

Minutes of the Members of the Marketing and Events Committee 6th November 2023

In attendance:

Cllr Edwards, Cllr Faseyi, Cllr Graham, Cllr Mackay, Cllr Mortimer, Cllr Jill Rhodes, Cllr Wye

ME/23/3/1. To receive apologies for absence

Cllr Chapman, Cllr Straine-Francis

ME/23/3/2. To note declarations of Members’ interests

No members interests declared.

ME/23/3/3. To confirm and sign the minutes of the Marketing and Events Committee meeting held on Monday 11th September 2023.

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

ME/23/3/4. Public Participation

A period not exceeding 15 minutes for members of the public to ask questions or submit comments in relation to the published agenda items.


ME/23/3/5. To review the year to date financial position for the Marketing and Events Committee.

The year-to-date financial position was noted by members.

ME/23/3/6. To receive an update relating to progress towards the business delivery plan as it relates to this Committee.


i.              that the update of the business delivery plan is noted.

ii.            That identifying 4 dates in April – September 2024 for the 4 music events is approved.

iii.           That advertising for expressions of interest seeking potential options for a large scale cultural event project for delivery using the Strategic Event EMR is approved.

iv.           That £10,000 of the Strategic Event EMR being allocated to the newly created Bicentennial Event EMR is approved

ME/23/3/7. To provide members with an update on bringing the Manchester Anti-

Violence Bee to Crewe in May 2024.


i.              Members noted the update on the Anti-Violence Bee.

ii.            That £20,000 allocation of 23/24 strategic events budget for bringing the Anti-Violence Bee to Crewe in May 2024 is recommended to Council for approval.

ME/23/3/8. To consider bringing a soapbox derby to Crewe in July 2024 to celebrate

Crewe Day.


i.              That an allocation of £30,000 of 23/24 Strategic events budget is recommended to Council to sponsor Krazy Racers bringing a soapbox derby to Crewe in July 2024 to celebrate Crewe day.

ii.            That operational detail is subject to confirmation, such as an options appraisal for locations, with consideration for benefitting the town centre by increasing footfall and further details on event management and RAMs.

ME/23/3/9 To receive an update on recommendation for UK Shared Prosperity

Funding (UKSPF) for Crewe Town Centre Arts Development and Trail project.


i.              Members noted the recommendation to award UKSPF to Crewe Town Council.

ii.            Members approved £2000 match finding from the 23/24 strategic events budget.

ME/23/3/10. M&E Committee Budget Setting 2024/25

RESOLVED: That the draft budget is recommended to Council for adoption within the Council Budget for 2024/25

ME/23/3/11. Social media and Communications update

Members noted the update on social media and communications.

ME/23/2/12. Member items


ME/23/2/13. To note the proposed date of the next meeting Tuesday 30th January at 6:00pm.

Members noted the date and time of the next meeting.

Meeting closed at 18:52pm

Chair: Cllr Martin Edwards

Clerk: R Mason


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