Gardeners fair was a hit

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EDITOR – On behalf of the Gardeners’ Market group I would like to take this opportunity in thanking everyone for their support in making the event on June 4 such a success which attracted over 2,000 people.

This is another new venture that has evolved into a partnership between the traders and the town council.

This started with the traders approaching the town council for support in keeping a gardening event in the town after the original Gardeners’ Fair moved to the racecourse on May 21.

This new event is firmly on the calendar with the talk of it becoming a two-day event in the future.

The next gardening event will take place on July 30 and is a partnership between the Rotary Club and town council, with the support of the gardening and flower clubs.

The town council also has a partnership working with the Round Table when it puts on the Christmas market. The benefit of these partnerships is that money raised goes towards helping local clubs and charities in the area.

The council has been encouraged by the chief executive of West Lindsey, Manjeet Gill, to have more of these partnership working within the community.

I would like to clarify a few points that have been raised. The council has put no money into these events. In fact, a few councillors have put in money out of their own pockets to get the first event off the ground.

We believe it is the responsibility of the council to promote the town and encourage people to visit and support local businesses.

It is only by having events like these in the town that this will happen.

Ken Bridger

Mayor of Market Rasen