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Offline Tobes

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Re: Town Garden Events
« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2010, 10:30:45 am »
Its so difficult to strike a balance - putting something on in Swindon which adds to its culture and gives people something to do, and making sure that in doing so we don't make people's lives unnecessarily unpleasant - or cost the tax payers ££££s to clean up the mess afterwards. I think the Bowl really ought to have regular summer events - though I suspect the usual acoustic or world music stuff (for which the place had started, at least until this year, to build a name) would be more in keeping with the venue and the eardrums of the local residents. There was no doubting the excitement and enthusiasm of everyone who was there at the weekend - it just, as I said, that it's not the right venue.

Out of interest, does anyone know what the financial arrangements are to hire The Bowl - and where those monies are hived off to? Who coined it?
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Re: Town Garden Events
« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2010, 02:17:21 pm »

Out of interest, does anyone know what the financial arrangements are to hire The Bowl - and where those monies are hived off to? Who coined it?

I think it depends on the event.  My belief is that Invincible paid a pretty much commercial rate for hire, some other events pay hardly anything - it probably is determined by what value they add to other Council objectives like social inclusion, etc.  I am guessing that any monies are put towards internal income lines within the Council under the Parks department which form part of the annual budget.

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Re: Town Garden Events
« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2010, 08:13:39 pm »
the report in the advert seems to think that the event was ok had some complaints and that things in general were ok,
I expect someone will find a reason to attack the council anyway, seems to tbe season for it....

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Re: Town Garden Events
« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2010, 10:16:03 pm »

 the bowl area is just a muddy mess now

Not to take away from your other points Teaboy, but the way I heard it was that the Bowl was a muddy mess from the event previous to Invincible.  This in itself caused major headaches for the Invincible organisers who had to pay to bring in flooring just so people could sit and enjoy the music.

Quite so... I suppose my point is that we need a proper facility, for these events. Town gardens is fine for small 'peaceful 'music events that are respectful of the site and local community but the mela and invincible are too loud, too big and too damaging to what is a formal victorian park.

build somewhere that has adequate parking, transport links, designed in acoustic dampning , easy to clean and resisitant to wear, rather than stressing a facility and local community beyond its ability cope.

p.s after the flower bed at TG was repaired guess what, a generator got stuck so, without talking to anyone on site,  they drove a land rover through the bed again, how about a little thought? it seems to me the same amount of thought and respect has been shown by the organisers as had been shown by the attendees. none at all!!
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