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Princes Risborough town events to merge to keep them going
TWO events in the Princes Risborough calendar have merged to ensure they both go ahead next year.
At last night's Princes Risborough Town Council meeting chairman of the town's Festival Committee, Richard Stevenson, addressed councillors.
For the first time this year a musical festival called RizFest was staged over the Diamond Jubilee weekend.
Mr Stevenson said although they had positive feedback not enough people came through the gates.
The cost of putting it on was £8,500 and they now have £3,000 left in their bank account.
The town festival, which ran for ten days in July ended up costing £13,500 to put on.
It attracted thousands of people and promotes organisations and clubs in the town. But it now has £6,000 left in its account.
He said: "RizFest doesn't have any money and nor does the festival to stage the events next year. But we are a determined lot- our committee."
At their AGM last week they agreed to merge and plan to have a town festival which incorporates more live music.
The committee is asking for a grant for next year, which will be discussed in the town council's budget meeting.
Mr Stevenson asked if they could stage the music event at Wades Park, which will be considered.
Chairman of PRTC Gary Hall thanked Mr Stevenson for the hard work he has put into the festival. He said: "What you have done for the town and for the community I can't thank you enough."