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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

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Petition calls for return of Great Fair to Carlisle

A petition has been launched calling for the Great Fair to be brought back to Carlisle.

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I agree totally with "Local res". I would much prefer to support local traders and object to the foreign markets who have "fresh" products (I'm not actually sure how they can advertise their produce as "fresh" when they have come from all over Europe! It is all well and good bringing multi-culture to Carlisle, but this MUST come at a cost to the local traders.

Posted by kate on 19 February 2013 at 10:55

Why not get the Great Fair up and running again. It was very successful then and it will be again. Brings the Community together and pride to our city. So come on Council get your finger out. Or is it too much like hard work to organise?

Posted by Kevin on 16 February 2013 at 09:11

Why not get the young people at The Youth Zone involved ?

Assist with the planning, publicity, and even dressing up.

Also - could we have LOCAL traders - it is all very well having these stalls from all over Europe....... but how about supporting the local / British economy?

Posted by Local res on 15 February 2013 at 11:02

I think people should all remember, that in the past the Great Fair wasnt funded by the Council, it was all done by volunteers and local businesses and organisations sponsering the floats etc.
What happens today when volunteers are asked to do things? Very little, and we end up with council employees being paid to the work that was done for free in the past.

Posted by Pete on 14 February 2013 at 19:07

I worked on the great fair once it was amazing all the costumes and atmosphere was brilliant it should be brought back . The public spoke well about it .

Posted by mary on 14 February 2013 at 14:52

Bring it back indeed! - I remember as a child I couldn't wait to go to Bitts Park and watch all the entertainment such as the Red Devils and the Red Arrows. The float parade on the final saturday was a must see. Bring back the olden days indeed Dee Jackson - people may not have had much but certainly seemed happier!

Posted by Hedge on 14 February 2013 at 13:38

Yeah - we need another opening for a high priced continental market and tick tack stalls selling cheap jewellery at high prices.

In fact, send this travelling fair around the county to some of the other towns and everybody can get that ripped off feeling.

Posted by J Lopez on 14 February 2013 at 10:12

absolutely loved watching the parade as a child and am sure that my daughter would love it too

Posted by Sara Kierman on 14 February 2013 at 09:19

think this is a good idea to fetch something back into the city instead of all the same things going on

Posted by alan on 13 February 2013 at 22:44

Why waste Council Tax payers money on resurecting this fantastic old fair? Just wait for 2014,after the abolition of street trading licences.Then watch in amazement as our new Continental type street vendors hawk their whares from outside every available shop in town.

Posted by Alison Mathews on 13 February 2013 at 18:56

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