Decision details

Future funding of an events programme

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve the Festivals Development Strategy and recommendation for the future programme of events/festivals.


(i)         that in the light of the council's equalities responsibilities, delivery of any cultural/faith based events cease from April 2012 and a reduced programme be delivered;


(ii)        that during this transition year 2011/12 officers look to support the delivery of a realistic programme of work within the budget available to include:


·         Festival of Light celebration combined with Fireworks Night on 5 November

·         Eid

·         Navratri grant

·         Festive Lights (tree dressing)

·         Chanukah

·         Holocaust Memorial Day

·         St Patrick’s Day

·         St George’s Day


(iii)       that it be noted that the delivery of certain major events will not be able to take place due to insufficient time to programme any large scale events and the necessary recruitment of specialist staff;


(iv)       that the commitment to providing advice and support for local community groups to stage a broad range of celebratory events be endorsed;


(v)        that the priorities underpinning any future delivery of an inclusive events programme be noted.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted


Contact: Cheryl Curling, Communications Team Email: Tel: 020 8937 1063.

Report author: Cheryl Curling

Publication date: 20/07/2011

Date of decision: 18/07/2011

Decided at meeting: 18/07/2011 - Executive

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