Regional Cultural Clout for City Council
Winchester’s reputation as one of the leading cultural centres in the South East has been strengthened in recent weeks with the news of two important regional appointments for City Council representatives.
Following an intensive selection process by Arts Council England, South East,
Cllr Stallard - who worked formerly at the
“I hope that my background will enable me to challenge and support the Arts Council in a way that is genuinely helpful to the organization itself and to the many artists and organizations across the region who look to it for funding, advice and advocacy. I also hope to bring ACE,SE ‘home’ to Winchester and the wider county, by providing an effective two-way communications between the Board and the local arts industry.”
Meanwhile, an election held among all the local authority tourism services in the South East led to the appointment of Winchester City Council’s
“This is a really exciting time for tourism in the region. With the London 2012 Games ahead of us to provide both a catalyst and a deadline for new initiatives, there is a real buzz about the sector. As a region, we are aiming to ‘welcome the world’ for 2012, which means helping businesses of all shapes and sizes to make the most of a potentially massive tourism legacy from the Games.”
Eloise joins Winchester City Council’s
John Williams, Chairman of
“We are delighted to welcome Eloise as Chair of the Destination Managers’ Forum and as a new member of the Board. She will bring invaluable experience and expertise at a time when tourism funding in the South East continues to be stretched. We are sure that Eloise will be able to help encourage Destination Managers to work together to promote economic revival through tourism in every part of the South East”
Winchester City Council, which enjoys Investors in People status, encourages its staff and Members to get involved in regional and national networks as part of their professional development, which in turn ensures that local residents are able to benefit from the highest levels of service from the Council.