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Burton MP Andrew Griffiths aims to boost Burton Market Hall with charity event

Monday 13th October 2014 (Andrew Griffiths)
Burton MP Andrew Griffiths aims to boost Burton Market Hall with charity event

COUNCIL chiefs have revealed they are open to an idea by Burton’s MP to stage a special charity night at the revamped market hall to help boost its profile.

Andrew Griffiths has floated the idea to East Borough Council that Burton Market Hall be used to promote a special night-time charity event to help raise funds for good causes in the area such as the YMCA.

The MP also hopes that the event, if its comes to fruition, could be used to encourage other similar ones to be held in the future-helping to boost the site even further since its £1.6 million revamp earlier this year.

Mr Griffiths told the Mail: “I have suggested to the council that the first night-time event at the market hall could be this charity event.”It would benefit a raft of local good causes and could help raise the profile of the market hall.

“If the council like the sound of the idea, I would work with others to get great local bands to play the event for free and to work with brewers to provide drinks.

“This event could be a great success, help a lot of people and boost the profile of the market hall.

A spokesman for East Staffordshire Borough Council said: “The MP has contacted Robert Hardwick, the council’s portfolio holder for cultural services with a suggestion for an event, as have other individuals and organisations.

“We are pleased to see the MP contacting the council first with his thoughts, and now like other organisations, he is now putting a detailed plan forward to support his suggestion. We look forward to receiving his event plan in due course.”

By Rob Smyth (Burton Mail)

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