EVENT: Fair a great success

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many thousands of people who came along to the Bedlington Street Fair and made it into such a huge success.

A well-behaved, nice family atmosphere was our intention and that’s exactly what we got.

From the huge amount of letters and the comments of support we have received, it seems this event has struck a chord within our community.

We have been asked by everyone who has commented to make it an annual event ... here’s hoping.

I also have to thank some people without whom the event would never have got off the ground.

Firstly, Paul Tayler (Community Works) and John Houghton (Carnival Rides) who played vital roles in making the event so successful; the local managers and staff at Northumberland County Council, who always play such major roles behind the scenes, thanks Amanda and Chris and your teams.

A special vote of thanks also has to go to the chairman, Davey Ledger, and the chief executive of Arch, Peter McIntyre, for their unerring support throughout.

Thank you gentlemen and thanks also to Bedlington Central councillor Alyson Wallace for her help.

Malcolm Robinson

Chairman

West Bedlington Town Council