Music even moving ahead

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PLANS for a large scale Driffield music event in the summer are moving forward.

The town council’s Events and Entertainment Committee have decided it should begin on Monday July 1 and run throughout the week, culminating in a weekend extravaganza.

The town council is proposing to apply for a road closure order at Market Place from 12 noon on Friday July 5 to Sunday July 7 and has agreed to give the Events and Entertainment committee £15,000 with a further £10,000 under-written if needed.

The committee was told that Coun Matt Rogers had now put together an information leaflet for potential participants. These will be distributed to committee members who will visit landlords in the town and they will also be sent to organisations such as Driffield in Bloom.

Prices have also been acquired for staging and the town clerk, Mrs Claire Binnington, is looking at other costings for the main Saturday event, including how much would be available to spend on the bands. The town council might also apply for a Cross Hill car park closure if it was deemed necessary.

Market Place will be at the centre of activities on Saturday July 6 and organisers are planning a full day of varying attractions and music.

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