Forging ahead with 2013 idea

DRIFFIELD’S newly formed Events and Entertainment Committee met on Monday evening to progress plans for the idea of a major 2013 town event.

Driffield town council has agreed to bankroll a music event in the town centre to the tune of £15,000 - with the promise of £10,000 more if needed.

The committee are very keen to consult businesses and residents and want to know where people want the event and what format they would like to see.

With this in mind, the committee were kindly offered the facilities of the Old Town Hall by George and Rita Riggs to stage a public meeting, which will be held on Wednesday November 7 at 7pm.

Committ Chairman Coun Matt Rogers said: “There has certainly been much debate surrounding this forthcoming event, but we still feel that we have not properly gauged from local businesses and residents exactly how they would like to see this event come to life, we want views and ideas.

“This public meeting is an opportunity for everyone to come together and tell us how they want their event to happen and where it should be”.

Town Clerk Claire Binnington, said ‘The Town Council have committed funds to this project and fully agree with the committee that as many opinions should be taken on board as possible to ensure that this event is community led, by the community, for the community.