'Victorian fayre will be back'

ORGANISERS of Nailsea's annual Victorian street fayre say the event WILL go ahead this year, come hell or high water. Local councillors Ann Kemp and Anita Heappy and resident Pat Gregory have taken up the challenge of running the popular festive event whi

ORGANISERS of Nailsea's annual Victorian street fayre say the event WILL go ahead this year, come hell or high water.Local councillors Ann Kemp and Anita Heappy and resident Pat Gregory have taken up the challenge of running the popular festive event which had to be cancelled at the last minute last year because of issues with insurance.Now the determined trio are busy planning this year's event - due to take place on December 7 - and want the residents and businesses of Nailsea to get behind them.Councillor Kemp said: "It was such a shame that last year's event had to be cancelled as people had put such a lot of work in over the years to make the event what it was."But we are determined, come hell or high water, that the event will go ahead this year and we want the local residents and businesses to get behind us and support us."This year the organisers are hoping to organise a children's Victorian fancy dress competition and hope the young people will parade through the High Street in their costumes.They are also hoping local traders and stallholders on the night will dress in traditional costume.Organisers hope to work with local schools to get them involved on the night and even plan to attract a celebrity to officially open the festive celebrations.Cllr Kemp said: "We want to make the evening as authentic as possible and will be asking the town's catering establishments to offer traditional food such as roast chestnuts and jacket potatoes."The fayre is a very good community event for the town and can be enjoyed by all ages."But we do need the local businesses particularly to get behind us by not only opening on the night, but also supporting the event financially."Anyone who wants to get involved with this year's event can call Cllr Kemp on 01275 857210.


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