Issue - decisions

Bath Christmas Market

18/11/2021 - Bath Christmas Market

The Director of Place Management, based on the evidence available and the overall risks outlined in the Risk Matrix (Appendix A) and the lack of suitable control measures being available, has made the decision to re-shape the council’s plans for the Bath Christmas Market 2021.

Following agreement with Visit West, Bath Business Improvement District, SouthGate and Milsom Place, the council will work with these partner organisations to support the B&NES visitor, hospitality and retail economy and promote Bath at Christmas, through a series of activities and events, including:

• An illumination trail of the iconic and historic buildings of Bath
• A number of festive stalls in Kingston Parade and Abbey Green
• A Victorian carousel ride outside the Roman Baths
• Street entertainment and carol singing
• A virtual Christmas Market
• Support for the Independent Artisan Market in Queen Square
subject to appropriate budget being allocated, procurement of suppliers and with the agreement of our partner organisations and Cabinet Member support.

There were no specific issues raised by the Director of Public Health, in relation to public health considerations, in taking this decision.

This will be subject to further Gateway Decision process, as outlined in the Cabinet Report E3280.