Marketing Gloucester to take on organising city events [Edition 3] [Gloucestershire Echo (England)]
(Gloucestershire Echo (England) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TOURISM bosses at Marketing Gloucester are to take charge of planning all of the city's events for the first time.
Gloucester City Council is to hand over its responsibilities to the company, which is headed up by new chief executive Jason Smith.
But councillors stopped short of giving the mayor's civic diary to Marketing Gloucester. It already co-ordinates hugely successful events such as the Tall Ships Festival, which last year attracted 150,000 people over four days.
The organisation will take over some of the responsibilities held by the Guildhall, such as event bookings, in the hope of creating a one-stop shop for organisers. At a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, at which the plan was approved, Councillor Fred Wood, who is the member for resources, said: "We've got several major events coming up, not least the Rugby World Cup and it makes sense to consolidate our limited resources to maximise them."
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