Christ­mas pa­rade sup­port on ta­ble

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - NEWS - SHAUN McMANUS

THE Der­went Val­ley Coun­cil will de­cide whether to sup­port the New Nor­folk Christ­mas Pa­rade at its meet­ing to­mor­row as prepa­ra­tions ramp up for the an­nual event.

The coun­cil agreed in June to sup­port the Ro­tary Christ­mas Mar­ket/Fair, which will be run in con­junc­tion with the pa­rade on De­cem­ber 9.

It ap­proved the ex­clu­sive use of Arthur Square for the mar­ket, and agreed to pro­vide in-kind as­sis­tance and de­velop a traf­fic man­age­ment plan for that as­pect of the event.

How­ever, the coun­cil de­cided not to do­nate fees as­so­ci­ated with the mar­ket.

The coun­cil will de­cide whether to also pro­vide as­sis­tance in the form of the de­vel­op­ment of a traf­fic man­age­ment plan for the pa­rade.

The Der­went Val­ley Ro­tary Club has asked that the $250 fee — made up of a $50 ap­pli­ca­tion fee and a $200 traf­fic man­age­ment plan prepa­ra­tion fee — be waived for the pa­rade.

“As a com­mu­nity event and a com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion, any funds that we can pos­si­bly spend else­where are use­ful,” Christ­mas Pa­rade and Fair Com­mit­tee chair Casey Far­rell said.

There will be about 50 stalls at the mar­ket, up from about 35 last year.

“On all fronts, it is shap­ing up to be at least a slightly big­ger event than we had last year, and last year was by far and away the big­gest event that New Nor­folk’s seen as far as the his­tory of the Christ­mas Pa­rade goes,” Mr Far­rell said.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for both stalls at the fair and floats for the pa­rade are still be­ing ac­cepted. Go to christ­mas@dvro­ for more in­for­ma­tion.

A rec­om­men­da­tion that a hard waste col­lec­tion ser­vice be listed for con­sid­er­a­tion in the Draft 2018-2019 Bud­get is one of 11 no­tices of mo­tion put for­ward by Coun­cil­lor Paul Belcher for to­mor­row’s meet­ing.

“I would like to see the Der­went Val­ley Coun­cil have two free hard waste pick-ups a year, be­ing on the first week of April and Oc­to­ber every year,” Cr Belcher states in the ra­tio­nale.

To­mor­row’s meet­ing will be held at the Court House in Cir­cle St, New Nor­folk, from 6.30pm.

The full meet­ing agenda can be found at der­went­val­

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