The Head of Business presented the above report a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members. The purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approval on the proposed Market Trading Opportunities for the Derry/Londonderry Halloween Festival 2019.
Councillor McLaughlin welcomed the report and commented that the proposal was more effective in meeting the needs of the local traders.
Councillor Kelly sought clarification in relation to the longterm strategic approach in terms of the creation of linkages and the promotion of food producers that existed in the City and District.
The Head of Culture assured Members that the emphasis was entirely on ensuring that local produce was to the forefront and that was the key ethos of the food strategy and to encourage the connection of local suppliers with local restaurants in going forward.
Recommended that Members endorse the proposal set out for Market Trading Opportunities at Halloween 2019.