Better festival - awards, too
PUBLISHED: 01:01 07 February 2008 | UPDATED: 08:48 10 June 2010
THE organiser of Exmouth Festival, Nicky Nicholls, has promised this year's event will be bigger and better than ever The nine-day event, which runs from May 22 to May 30 over the May bank holiday and half-term, will extend to new locations in Brixingto
THE organiser of Exmouth Festival, Nicky Nicholls, has promised this year's event will be bigger and better than ever The nine-day event, which runs from May 22 to May 30 over the May bank holiday and half-term, will extend to new locations in Brixington, the seafront and the Imperial Recreation Ground.She made the comments after the town's festival was recognised with a Best Achievement Award by East Devon District Council.Lympstone Parish Council received an award for Most Innovative Plan in the Pipeline for its plans to further develop and support the local youth club. All parish and town councils were invited to tell EDDC about their best achievement, within the last five years, of which they were most proud and which had benefited the area. Judges looked at the projects to see which demonstrated innovative ideas, achieved value for money and provided the greatest benefit to the community - and chose the festival, which is now entering its 12th year.Nicky said: "I'm really delighted that the festival has won this award - it's great to be recognised by the district council and gives us great confidence in planning a bigger and better festival for 2008. "Plans are shaping up for nine days of amazing arts and entertainment. "As well as the usual brilliant blend of music and art, we are planning new event locations." Deputy mayor and chairman of the festival Darryl Nicholas added: "We are really proud of the work that the organiser, council staff and our many volunteers put in every year. "Their efforts have won this award and it is very much deserved."EDDC chairman Paul Diviani, who presented the awards, said: "This was not about winning a competition, but about celebrating the fantastic achievements and innovative plans of our local councils and learning from each and every one of them.