Agenda item

Notice of Motion under Standing Order No. 21

To consider the motion submitted by Councillor Fordham in accordance with Standing Order No. 21:

 

“This Council notes the recent success of events within the Borough such as the Annual Canal Festival, the Motor Fest and Chesterfield Pride.  The Council believes that the economic benefit of tourism and the visitor economy is critical to the sustainability of the Town.  The Council resolves to identify further events, festivals and opportunities and to build working relationships with residents, outside organisations and bodies to create a working programme that draws on our history, heritage, market tradition and use of public spaces.”

Minutes:

It was moved by Councillor Fordham and seconded by Councillor Borrell that:

 

“This Council notes the recent success of events within the Borough such as the Annual Canal Festival, the Motor Fest and Chesterfield Pride.  The Council believes that the economic benefit of tourism and the visitor economy is critical to the sustainability of the Town.  The Council resolves to identify further events, festivals and opportunities and to build working relationships with residents, outside organisations and bodies to create a working programme that draws on our history, heritage, market tradition and use of public spaces.”

 

As an amendment, it was moved by Councillor Sarvent and seconded by Councillor Serjeant that the motion be amended to read:

 

“This Council notes the recent success of events within the Borough such as the Annual Canal Festival, the Motor Fest and Chesterfield Pride.  The Council believes that the economic benefit of tourism and the visitor economy is critical to the future sustainability of the town and borough.  As part of the Council’s wider growth strategy, which includes:

 

·        bringing forward key regeneration sites such as the Northern Gateway, Chesterfield Waterside and Peak;

·        lobbying for HS2 and preparing Chesterfield for its arrival;

·        revitalising the heart of Chesterfield through investment in the market grounds and the town centre public realm;

·        actively promoting town centre living;

·        working through Destination Chesterfield and the Derbyshire Culture, Heritage, Arts and Tourism Board to properly market Chesterfield;

·        maintaining our award-winning tourism service;

·        improving the quality of the programming offer at our cultural venues; and

·        capitalising on the social media campaigns of key partners such as Alterix;

 

the Council resolves to continue to fund, organise and support such events and to identify new experiential opportunities to grow our visitor numbers, increase visitor spend and support more tourism jobs above and beyond the record levels achieved in 2019.”

 

On being put to the vote the amendment to the motion was declared carried.

 

On being put to the vote the motion (as amended) was declared carried.