Review of ticket sales for events held at Uckfield Civic Centre

Ticket sales for events being put on at Uckfield Civic Centre by Freedom Leisure are to be considered by a town council committee on Monday.

The first of three events featured the cricket commentator Henry Blofield and attracted about 135 people to the Weald Hall, according to a report to the environment and leisure committee.

The town council provided venue, staff and sound engineer at a cost of £306.15.

It received 15% commission for selling merchandise amounting to £27.32.

The second event – Boogie Pete (Live from CBeebies) – was due to be held yesterday and at the time the council report was written 103 tickets had been sold for the first performance and 101 for the second.

The third event, Australian comedian Brendan Burns, is scheduled for Wednesday, December 8. Four tickets had been sold at the time the council report was written.

The environment and leisure committee has previously recommended that should Freedom Leisure wish to continue organising events at the Civic Centre after the initial trial period then an agreement with them be renegotiated so that the council can charge for venue and staffing.

The town council also wants to be able to run its own events if it chooses, in liaison with Freedom Leisure.

In the interim the committee recommended that £5,000 be included in the budget for 2011/2012 to run events that have historically been profitable for the town council. They include Tony Stockwell and the Christmas Pantomime.

Committee members are recommended to note the report.

See also:

Freedom Leisure to take over events at Uckfield Civic Centre

Demolition of St Michael's Convent, Uckfield

Plans to extend Little Horsted Primary School

Uckfield Diary Dates

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