To whom it may concern


I have seen the call out for feedback and I wanted to pass on info to the committee .


I attend a community samba band. 


Difficulties experienced 

1) affordability of venues for groups when indoor was  limited to 15 or 30 participants - indoors and outdoors if band leader is paid at musician rates. Especially if groups wish to keep fees affordable for those on low or fixed incomes.

2) online platforms are difficult for music due to time delay so often out of time

3) community venues - schools, church halls, scout halls, are often old without good ventilation - especially for live music in residential areas.

4) it would be useful for funds to be made available for community buildings hosting groups to access funds for improving ventilation, or supported to do so 

5) outdoor facilities have a lack of toilet provision making it inaccessible for a number of women or those with chronic conditions requiring toilet access. 



I hope this is helpful for the committee.





Jacqui Crowley

Community band member