The Head of Culture presented the above report details of which had been previously circulated to Members. The purpose of the report was to update Members on the range of programmes that are being delivered to support the heritage tourism development and the respective sector.
Councillor Cooper welcomed the report and supported the expansion of the success already achieved in the development of this sector. He referred to the Walled City Programme and said that whilst he had no issue with the marketing of the Walled City product he wanted to ensure that there was consideration given to the wider Walled City product as the development and promotion of the monument itself was sensitive to the different perspectives that each community had on its history.
Recommended that Council;
i) notes the contents of the report.
ii) approves in advance the appointment of the suppliers to deliver all elements of the ‘Summer Animation Programme’ in line with Council’s Procurement Policy.
iii) approves the Heritage Framework to support the development of this sector in going forward.