Rotary Club's street fair hailed a success
ORGANISERS of a popular fair in Crewkerne have hailed its success.
The St Bartholomew's Street Fair returned to the market town last weekend and Sandra Shore of the organising committee has said she is "chuffed" with how the event went.
The Rotary Club of Crewkerne District took on the role of organising the annual fair for the first time this year and Mrs Shore admits the group have learnt a lot.
She said: "The whole thing went off very well indeed – we were quite pleased.
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"There were no real problems and it has given us a good basis to set off from for next year where we want to make the street fair bigger and better. We are already inviting more arts and crafts stalls to sign up for next year as we want the market to run all the way through Falkland Square and the alleyways like the good old days.
"We have got a meeting coming up to put plans in place to change certain things. I'm afraid I didn't try any of the big rides myself, I'm a bit of a wimp.
"We are so chuffed with it because there was no trouble whatsoever – no complaints, no trouble from visitors, no accidents and the traffic control system ran smoothly with no real problems so we are giving ourselves a bit of a pat on the back."
Last week, she told the Western Gazette why the group were keen to take on the running of the fair.
She said: "We could see things disappearing fast – we don't have a carnival any more because of the red tape, but the town needs regeneration and we hope to be part and parcel of that."
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