Summer fun to replace a festive Xmas

THERE could be a bouncy castle, face painting, football competitions and a whole host of other exciting events at a summer street fair. Worle High Street Traders' Association is organising the event, which is running instead of last year's December festiv

THERE could be a bouncy castle, face painting, football competitions and a whole host of other exciting events at a summer street fair.Worle High Street Traders' Association is organising the event, which is running instead of last year's December festive fair.Hopes are high that it will take place on July 26 and at a meeting on Tuesday night members discussed some of the activities and stalls they would like to see.Owner of Avenue Cleaners, Phillip Press, has even booked a jazz band to play outside his shop.Chairman of the association, Mike Skidmore, says he has applied to North Somerset Council to close the High Street, Lawrence Road, Mendip Avenue and The Maltings for the evening. He is waiting to hear whether his application has been successful.The fair is not expected to make any profits but traders hope it will raise the profile of the village. Mr Skidmore said: "Let's have a nice big street fair to get Worle recognised and get a good party atmosphere going."A letter is expected to go out soon to traders around the High Street to ask them if they would like to join in the celebrations and hire a stall at a cost of £10.The Weston & Somerset Mercury revealed in November how Worle High Street Traders' Association had decided to shelve the Christmas fair, which had taken place in December in the High Street for three years, partly due to the unpredictable weather.Business owners then decided to put their heads together to plan for a bigger and better summer event.


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