Just returned from the Whittlesey Extravaganza Committee meeting held at the Town Hall. A very well attended meeting of 24 community spirited people, including 5 Whittlesey Councillors.
The community event has been going for around 21 years, the committee has organised the event for the last 2 years were all standing down.
Fortunately Lynne Palmer offered to take on the role of Chairperson, Sue Taylor offered to be Secretary and Cheryl Jakes as Treasurer. This was fantastic news that the event has a chance to survive another year. They are reasonably financially stable. The main issues are compliance with various authorities, who sometimes change the goal post from one year to another. Several other like minded offered to be part of the new committee.
As for myself! – I offered to be the ‘Independent Examiner’ of their accounts.
As Cllr Mrs K Mayor quoted “It would be a shame to loose this event – Whittlesey being the only Fenland town – not to have an event at Christmas”
So the ‘Extravaganza” lives another day – thanks again to those ‘volunteered’ their time, expertise and dedication for the benefit of the town.
The next meeting of the Group will be on 19th April 2017
at 7:30 – Whittlesey Town Hall Market Street.