Festival Event in Inverleith Park

Closed 16 Aug 2019

Opened 8 Jul 2019

Results expected 6 Sep 2019

Feedback Updated 9 Sep 2019

We Asked

The Council engaged with all relevant stakeholders to seek their opinions ahead of the re-procurement of the contract for a festival event in Inverleith Park during the month of August.  2019 was the third and final year of the existing contract.

You Said

There were 99 responses received in total and just over half agreed with the general proposal to hold a ticketed event in Inverleith Park in August.

In terms of the length of time that the event would be on-site (10 days inclusive of set up and de-rig) again, just over half agreed with, or had no opinion either way that this was an acceptable length of time.

The majority of respondents favoured a donation to general park improvements, closely followed by donations to new infrastructure such as play or exercise equipment.

We Did

We have fully considered the responses from stakeholders and sought further feedback from elected members.  As there was no overall majority for either of the questions asked, we will be proceeding with the current specification.

The final contract will be awarded following assessment of a competative tender, in line with the Council procurement policies and procedures.

Overview

The Foodies Festival has held the contract to hold an event during August in Inverleith Park for the past two years. This year will be the third and final year of this contract.  The City of Edinburgh Council plan to re-procure the contract for another three years with the option to extend and would like to engage with stakeholders to seek their opinions.

Why We Are Consulting

To ensure that all relevant stakeholders have the opportunity to input into this proposal.

The results of this consultation will be used to inform the procurement specification.  The final contract will be awarded following assessment of competitive tender, in-line with Council procurement policies and procedures.

What Happens Next

The results of this consultation will be published on the Consultation Hub by Friday 30 August.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Arts and culture
  • Parks and green spaces
  • Sport, activities and dance