This Thursday the Council will hold an Ordinary Meeting which recommends the Peregian Original Concerts be halved to once a month. Nothing is mentioned about the Markets.
Item 7.2 of the agenda provides a clear summary of the issues.
It's strange that this does not form part of the current Community Consultation Survey?
Yesterday another survey took place in Peregian Beach.
Monday morning Anita Sweeney and Raffle Queen Mary took to the businesses of Peregian Beach speaking with owners, managers and employees and collecting letters supporting their wish to continue with our twice-monthly concerts. Anita advised that support is what they received, even from businesses who do not directly benefit on the day. No one refused a letter of support. Some businesses told us their takings on Originals Sundays is as much as 5 times greater than other days. Some employees stated their hours would be cut and jobs affected. All could give reasons why Peregian Originals is good for the area. They will deliver these letters to Council on Wednesday afternoon.
An open letter has just been sent to the Mayor & Councillors by Anita Sweeney (Original Management Committee) and Jay Bishop.
To ensure your view is expressed within the council feedback process, be sure to fill in the community survey, & utilise the 'Other Comments' section.