North Walsham civic dinner ‘needs more oomph’

North Walsham's annual civic dinner may feature added 'oomph' next year.

Town mayor Vivienne Uprichard told fellow councillors last night that she felt the annual event was a bit staid.

'To me, it's just a lot of middle-aged people eating a big dinner and then going home,' she said.

Mrs Uprichard wondered whether it could be given a revamp and 'a bit more oomph'.

Chris Peck said until he became a councillor he had been unaware that there was a civic dinner and he thought many other residents also did not realise that it existed and that they were welcome to buy tickets to attend.


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Members decided there was not enough time to reorganise this year's event, which usually takes place in the spring at the New Road community centre, but they would look at possible changes next year. Clerk Margaret Foster suggested including a ceilidh.

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