Committee is full of ideas after taking over events calendar

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Councillors hope to brighten up a town’s social calendar after forming a committee to organise events through the year.

Stamford Town Council set up an events committee after the success of the working group that co-ordinated last year’s jubilee celebrations.

The committee has been busy working behind the scenes and is finalising the details for its first major event of the summer, Stamford Feast and Party on the Point, which will take place on 
the Meadows on Sunday, June 9.

Chairman Coun Sue Sandall (Independent) said the committee was looking forward to next week’s event and was already working on other ideas for the future.

She added: “As things went on with the working party we got more involved and organised the Christmas lights switch-on and the senior citizens’ party.

“Because of the amount of work that was involved we decided it should become an official full-time committee.

“It’s a new venture but we are finding that people are being very helpful and we are going from strength to strength.”

The committee has taken over the running of Stamford Christmas Festival, which will take place on December 1 and will tie in with the lights switch-on.

They are also organising a French market in October and will be involved in South Kesteven District Council’s Georgian Festival in September.

Coun Sandall said: “Any ideas from people are welcome. We are always willing to listen.

“We will look at anything that will give entertainment to residents and attract tourists to the town.

“Everything is now in place for us to run events correctly.”

Stamford Feast and Party on the Point will combine a tasty selection of food and drink with music from local performers.

The food market will run from 10am until 4pm and will also feature a funfair for the youngsters.

And the festivities will carry on into the evening with music, a bar and hog roast from 3pm until 10pm.