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Armed Forces & Remembrance Sunday February 2019

February 8, 2019 @ 09:35



Councillor Tim Davies (Chair)

Councillor Matthew Boles (ex-officio)

Councillor Caz Davies

Councillor Keith Panter

Councillor Kenneth Woolley

Frank Charlton – Chairman of RBL



In Attendance:


Claire Hill                                Town Clerk

Jessica Flowers                      Admin Support Officer






Councillor Sally Loates


RESOLVED to accept the apologies received and reasons given.



  1. MINUTES (Paper A)


  1. Minutes of the meeting of Remembrance Sunday & Armed Forces Day Working Group held Tuesday 30 October 2018


RESOLVED that the minutes of the Remembrance Sunday & Armed Forces Day Working Group meeting held on Tuesday 30 October 2018 be confirmed and signed as a correct record.


Note: Councillor Boles abstained from voting on the above resolution.





Committee reviewed their remit for Armed Forces Day, namely delivery of the event and recommendation of the associated budget to Community Services Committee.


Members reviewed the feedback and observations from the 2018 and noted that:


The event name would remain the same as it allows for wider applications to external funding sources and allows for existing banners to be reused.


Onsite preparations for this year’s event would take place on the Thursday and Friday prior to the event.


The event would run from 11am to 9pm, with the Act of Remembrance to take place at 3pm.


Councillor C Davies noted that consent was gained at the 2018 event to contact exhibitors with details of the 2019 event once known.


Greater provision for bins and toilets to be made this year than previously.


Better use of internal Pavillion space to be made.


Councillor Woolley & Councillor Loates are to provide medical support at the event.


Stage hire and compere worked very well and members agreed that the same arrangements should be sourced for 2019. It was agreed that the stage location would be brought forward this year.


Councillor T Davies noted that the event had been officially registered on the Armed Forces Website.





Members reviewed the budget for 2018 and agreed that the charge for stalls would remain the same as 2018, £0 for information stalls, £5 for a school/charity, £10 for a business and £60 for catering.


RESOLVED to base the 2019 budget recommendation to Community Services Committee on 2018 income and expenditure levels and seek permission to secure arrangements in line with the draft budget.


RESOLVED to submit external funding applications to both the WLDC Councillor Initiative Fund and the Armed Forces Fund and that recommendation would be made to Management and Finance Committee to accept the grants if successful and allocate for spend in line with the proposed event budget (and in accordance with Standing Orders and Finance Regulations).





Progress to date was noted and the following actions were agreed:


Councillor C and T Davies to:


  • Contact Scotter Craft Fayre to organise and run stalls within the pavilion.


  • Edit poster from 2018 to reflect time & date and correct omissions from 2018 and arrange printing.


  • Book the stage and ensure that compere has audio of the National Anthem available for the Act of Remembrance.


  • Speak to the Police in regard to the cannons firing and the possibility of traffic cones along Middlefield Lane to prevent traffic / parking issues and disruption.


  • Review and update associated Risk Assessments for the event.


Councillor Panter to:


  • Continue discussions regards vehicles and fly past and liaise with Cllrs C and T Davies on progress.


Councillor Woolley to:


  • Seek Tiger Mouth fly past and bomb disposal car and liaise with Cllrs C and T Davies on progress.


Frank Charlton to:


Organise the Act of Remembrance and the associated invitations.


Officers to:


  • Submit grant funding applications


  • Investigate and implement temporary events and alcohol licenses


  • Banners to be updated and sited in previous locations.


  • Toilet hire (noting the need for additional).


  • Hay bales are to be sought for stage seating.


  • Grounds staff required for set up, at the event and clearing the site post event


  • Permission to park to be sought from AMP Rose, St Georges Hall and Whites Wood Lane School.


  • 2018 booking form to be updated with 2019 details and reference to privacy notice and traffic restrictions (no car movement until 5pm). Electronic and hard copies to be made available to Cllr C Davies


  • Markets stalls x 30 to be sourced and costed via WLDC operational services.


  • Skip hire to be secured for clearance activities at the end of the event.





Members agreed that at this stage of preparations a monthly meeting would suffice, and it was agreed that the next meeting would be arranged for early March.




Meeting concluded at: 10:30am


February 8, 2019
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