Christmas parade support on table
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 derwentvalley.tas.gov.au.