Festival Event in The Meadows

Closed 16 Aug 2019

Opened 8 Jul 2019

Results expected 30 Aug 2019

Feedback Updated 5 Sep 2019

We Asked

The Council engaged with all relevant stakeholders to seek their opinions ahead of the re-procurement of the contract for the Festival Event in The Meadows which came to an end in 2019 after three years on-site. 

 

You Said

There were 191 respones in total with over half of respondees agreeing with the proposal to host a ticketed event on The Meadows.

The length of time on-site proved the most contentious question with just under half of respondees opposed to the current 33 day event period.

Nearly three quarters of respondees favoured a donation towards general park improvements as their preferred community benefit option.

We Did

We have fully considered all the responses from stakeholders and sought further feedback from elected members.

As there was no overall majority one way or the other regarding the questions that were asked we are proceeding with the current specification as it stands.

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

 

Overview

The Underbelly Circus Hub has held the contract to hold an event in The Meadows during August since 2015.  This year will be the third and final year of the current contract, The City of Edinburgh Council plan to re-procure the contract for another two years with the option to extend for an additional two years 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 a 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 2019.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

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