Marketing & Events Committee Meeting

Minutes of the Members of the Marketing and Events Committee 30th January 2024.

In attendance:

Cllr Edwards

Cllr Chapman

Cllr Graham

Cllr Mackay

Cllr Mortimer

Cllr Jill Rhodes

Cllr Wye

ME/23/4/1. To receive apologies for absence

Cllr Faseyi, Cllr Straine-Francis

ME/23/4/2. To note declarations of Members’ interests


ME/23/4/3. To confirm and sign the minutes of the Marketing and Events Committee meeting held on Monday 6th November 2023

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

ME/23/4/4. 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/23/4/5. 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/23/4/6. 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 £1,500 of 23/24 strategic events budget is allocated to marketing and animation activity to support the relaunch of the monthly Makers Market.

iii.           That the Community Awards Event is moved to September 2024 to allow time for the community awards scheme to be developed further.

ME/23/4/7. To note the findings of the summer 2023 events evaluation report.

The findings of the summer activity evaluation report was noted by members.

ME/23/4/8. Draft Marketing and Events Committee Business Delivery Plan for 2024/2025.

The draft committee business delivery plan was noted, to be considered for recommendation at the March meeting of this committee

9. Social media and Communications update

Members noted the update on social media and communications.

10. It is recommended that Committee considers a resolution under Section 1 of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 to exclude the public and representatives of the press from the meeting during the consideration of Item 11 on the grounds that matters contain sensitive information and by reason of the confidential nature of the business being transacted.

RESOLVED: To enter closed session for agenda item 11.

11. To receive an update on the public realm Christmas Lighting procurement.
  Members noted the update on the outcome of the procurement process and discussed at length the proposed designs. Members agreed on a scheme for the public realm Christmas lighting based on the option designs provided subject to amendments being explored for some elements and additions to the scheme.
12. To note the proposed date of the next meeting Monday 18th March at 6:00pm.

Members noted the date and time of the next meeting.

Meeting closed at 7:31pm

Chair: Cllr Martin Edwards

Clerk: R Mason


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