Food Festival receives cash boost from council
Food and Drink Festival has this week received a £2,000
boost from the Town Council towards the costs of holding this
year's two events.
council's Policy and Finance Committee gave its unanimous support
to an application for operational funding for the two Food and
Drink Festivals, giving £1,000 towards each event being
held in May and October.
pair behind the festival presented a compelling case with their
carefully collated data covering their financial inclusivity,
community education, sustainability and measures of success.
2013 festivals attracted over 6,000 people to the town centre
for this free one day celebration of local food and drink.
organisers, Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds, said they are delighted
at the ongoing support from the council.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The Town Council have been generous
towards over previous three festivals with the loan of equipment,
grant funding and of course the Mayor's visible support on the
day of the festival. We are proud of our achievements so far and
feel we are putting Burnham on the map, in its rightful place,
as the food centre of Somerset."
Festival co-director Beverley Milner Simonds added: "The
2014 festivals are a bit different - we have listened to feedback.
After the success of the Great Burnham Burn Off in September told
us you like being on the knife edge of gastronomy and so we are
changing the menu and giving you much more to get your teeth into!"
2014 festivals will be held on 24th May and 25th October. For
more details, see www.burnhamonseafoodfestival.org