We’ve had a great end to the summer

The Pumpkin Festival is coming up
The Pumpkin Festival is coming up
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CABINET CALL: By South Holland Councillor Anthony Casson

It’s been a wonderfully warm end to the summer and the last few weeks have seen two exceptional events benefit from the sunshine.

I took great delight in attending the 1940’s Weekend at Ayscoughfee last month.

Yet again this popular nostalgic event managed to draw in the crowds with more than 7,000 people visiting over the two days.

Seeing visitors dressed up in wartime attire and dancing around Ayscoughfee Gardens was a great sight!

There was something for young and old alike to enjoy and the remembrance parade was poignantly observed.

So I’d like to say a big well done to organisers from the council and the Spalding Memorial Parade for such a brilliant occasion.

Over in my neck of the woods, the Moulton Park Country Show was also highly enjoyable.

Although this wasn’t a council organised initiative, it is vitally important that we support such events which help to bring businesses and visitors to our district.

On the subject of big events, you may have seen that a date has been set for the annual Spalding Pumpkin Festival.

It takes place on Friday, October 7 and very shortly we’ll be publicising the full event line-up, so watch this space!

Meanwhile, my own cabinet responsibilities are also changing, with my portfolio now including Public Protection matters.

This means I will be overseeing the council’s Licensing, Environmental Health and Health and Safety departments.

I’ll also have responsibility for our Dog Warden, which as many of you will know is a much-valued service.

So as you can see I’m going to be taking a bit more work on, but I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead.