Drop-in meetings promoted HedFest
HEDFEST organisers arranged a meeting with Hedon traders on the 9th February 2016 at which local publican Andy Brown (of the Queen’s Head), agreed to act as the liaison person between town centre traders and the Festival Organising Committee.
A series of public drop-in information events followed during the third week of February to promote the Hedon Festival 2016.
The drop-ins at the Alexandra Hall Wednesday coffee morning, the Chatty Couch, the Hed’On Inn, the British Legion Club and the Haven Arms resulted in ten people volunteering to help out with HedFest16. Several local groups offered to put on stalls at the event which takes place on the Friday evening 12th August and on the Saturday 13th August. Many people requested that the festival organisers consider putting on more activities and entertainment for children.
The drop-ins showed unanimous support for the Hedon Festival with most people in each of the drop-in venues having attended the event last year and glad that it was taking place again. The Festival Organising Committee would like to give its thanks to each of the participating venues that hosted a drop-in.
The carnival parade proved to be a popular component part of the festival and this year’s event will benefit from the added involvement of local people recruited via the drop-ins and other planned promotional events. The Festival Organising Committee is considering making the theme for the HedFest Carnival 2016 the ‘Past, Present and Future’ of Hedon with contingents imaginatively interpreting that theme in their costumes, masks, hats and banners.
Those wanting to get involved in organising the Hedon Festival can contact Hedon Town Council on 01482 898428 (9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays) for more information – or click the Volunteers tab at the top of the page.