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Aberdeen Winter Festival 2015 - OCE/15/034


With reference to article 16 of the minute of meeting of the previous meeting 9 June 2015, the Committee had before it a report by the Chief Executive and Interim Director of Corporate Governance which provided information on the plans for the Aberdeen Winter Festival 2015 and the Christmas Village on Union Terrace.


The report recommended:-

that the Committee –

(a)       note the content of this report;

(b)       agree the programme of events proposed for the Aberdeen Winter Festival 2015, as detailed in the 9 June, 2015 Finance Policy and Resources Committee City Events report;

(c)        subject to a Service Provision Agreement, approve the payment of £132,350 from the £200,000 previously agreed at FP&R Committee on 9 June 2015 to Aberdeen Inspired to support the delivery of the Christmas Village;

(d)       agree to refer the recommendation to suspend the drinking in public places bye-law to the next available full council meeting on the 8 October 2015;


The Sub Committee resolved:-

(i)         to approve the recommendations;

(ii)        to instruct officers to forward any surplus from the projected income received from Aberdeen Winter Festival to the Lord Provost’s Charitable Trust; and

(iii)       that officers discuss with Aberdeen Inspired the possibility of reducing the charges for the ice rink and fairground rides and that the possible use of the Access to Leisure – Accord Card scheme be investigated.

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