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 Agenda -  Tourism Committee - 19 October 2021


You are hereby summoned to attend a meeting of the Tourism Committee of the above-named Council to be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, on Tuesday 19th October 2021 at 6.00 pm for the purpose of transacting the following business.

In accordance with The Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960 members of the public are welcome to attend. There is a legal right to film/record/photograph/report public meetings.


Heather Blackburn
Town Clerk


1.    To receive apologies and reasons for absence.

2.    To receive declarations of interest on items on the agenda and note any requests for dispensation received by the Clerk prior to the meeting.

3.    Public participation session of 15 minutes duration on items on the agenda.

4.    To approve the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 7th September 2021 as a correct record.

5.    To receive updates on organising the celebrations for HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022 and, if appropriate, recommend to Council any actions required.

6.    To receive an update on the theme for the Port Memorial Decorative Bed for 2022 and, if appropriate, recommend to Council any actions required.

7.    To receive an update on a Children’s Christmas Party at the Pannier Market and recommend to Council any actions required.

8.    To receive an update on the Cream Tea Event for 2022 and, if appropriate, recommend to Council any actions required.

9.    To discuss the possibility of an Up Close Theatre event in the Town Hall Winter 2021 and, if appropriate, recommend to Council any actions required.

10.  To agree the budget for 2022/2023.

11.  Date of next meeting.


Report – Agenda item 10.

The Tourism Budget for 2021/22 was £8,850 –

Spend to date: 

Plants for Port Memorial Decorative Bed                               £1,489.00

Chudleigh Picnic Licence                                                      £     32.00

Bottled Water                                                                        £     24.00

Face Painting                                                                        £   150.00

Refreshments                                                                        £   256.00

Chudleigh Fort information sign                                            £   235.00

Hand Sanitiser                                                                       £     19.95

                                                      TOTAL                            £2,205.95

Pending:  Hockings Ice Creams and Pannier Pantry – refreshments


Anticipated spend 2022/23

Up Close Heritage Theatre Events Dec 2022             £1,000

To run Bideford Fair - Jubilee                                    £3,000

To pre-promote Cream Tea Event                             £1,000 (pre-event in May 2023)

Port Memorial Decorative Bed & Sign - Jubilee          £1,100

Beacon Lighting Jubilee Celebrations                        £5,000

Chudleigh Picnic 2022                                              £3,000

Making a total budget for 2022/23 of  £14,100 (which includes much of the Jubilee Celebrations) to be recommended to Full Council



Councillors: D Bushby, Mrs K Corfe, Mrs J Gubb (Chairman), C Hawkins, P Lawrence, Mrs S Langford

(Please note, all the agenda items read: to give consideration to recommending……., as this Committee doesn’t have delegated authority and all outcomes will be recommendations to Full Council)

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