Posted: 20.11.20 at 18:30 by Beth Sharp
People's views on how the loss of Sidmouth Folk Festival will impact on the town and the local economy are needed to help ensure its future.
Calls for a parliamentary enquiry to look at the impact of the pandemic on the UK's festival sector are being made on the behalf of Sidmouth Folk Festival.
Sidmouth Chamber of Commerce revealed it would be helping to make the submission to the Government asking it to look at what support may be needed to ensure the event's survival into 2021 and beyond.
Residents and businesses have been asked to provide supportive quotes and information by November 30, which illustrate how the loss of Sidmouth Folk Festival will impact on the town and its businesses.
The key question town businesses are being asked to answer is:
What has been the impact of cancellations on local economies and those who derive income from festivals during 2020?
Colin Trussell, of Sidmouth Folk Festival, said: "We need to make our submission no later than the first week of December and we are looking for supportive quotes and information from local businesses which illustrate the impact on the town and its businesses of losing the Sidmouth Folk Festival in its usual shape in 2020.
"Anything which can show the potential longer term impact and the support that might be needed would be very helpful.
"Anything you can do to get us some data and / or quotes we can use in our submission would be very helpful."
All information and quotes should be sent to Jason Knight, no later than November 30 by emailing [email protected]
For the latest details on the inquiry CLICK HERE