Village show ‘in jeopardy’

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THE future of a popular show is in “serious jeopardy” unless more people come forward to organise it.

In previous years Moulton Country Park Show has attracted more than 1,000 visitors, but the organising committee is now down to just four people.

At a meeting of Moulton Parish Council on Tuesday, one of the organisers, parish councillor Martin Clayton said: “There is a possibility that if more people don’t step forward there will be no more Moulton Park Country Show.

“Four people can’t organise a show of that size. It’s just not enough.

“As individuals it is costing us a lot of money because we are spending so much time and it’s hitting us in the pocket. We can’t afford to do it anymore.”

Moulton Seas End Ward Recreation Trust is now appealing for more volunteers to put themselves forward to help by attending its annual meeting at The Golden Lion pub at 7.30pm on Monday.

Coun Byron Hahn said the good news was that the owners of Moulton Park, where the show is held, had said it could still use part of the field despite possible plans for a house and play area.

He said: “At the public meeting about Moulton Park people did express concern but there were assurances part of the field would still be available to use.”

Coun Andrew Woolf said: “As a parish council we support the show and would love to see it continue.”