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This year’s Long Melford Street Fair ‘the biggest ever’

Long Melford Street Fair ANL-151207-202253009
Long Melford Street Fair ANL-151207-202253009

This year’s Long Melford Street Fair takes place on Sunday.

The fair was cancelled in January, with previous organisers Long Melford Parish Council citing problems in finding volunteers.

However, a new volunteer group was set up in February and organisers promise this year is going to be bigger and better than ever.

“It’s looking really good, hopefully the weather is going to be dry,” said Stuart Poole, chairman of the Long Melford Street Fair Volunteer Group.

“We have got stalls down both sides of the road and a lot of entertainment. The stalls are all new so it’s basically a fresh start. I’m just looking forward to a great, happy family day.

“I think it’s going to be the biggest street fair Melford’s ever seen.”

In total there will be 130 stalls at the fair, with bouncy castles, dance performances, live bands, a fashion show, craft stalls, fundraising and promotions, children’s fair rides, traction engines, animals, tombola, raffles, cake stalls and vast range of food stalls.

There will be live entertainment in the street as well as in the entertainment arena, south stage an north stage.

The event, which traditionally attracts thousands of visitors from across East Anglia, will run from 2pm to 7pm.

Organisers are hoping to use the fair to raise funds for Sudbury-based charity the Kernos Centre which offers counselling and support for people with emotional and psychological difficulties.

For more information and to see entertainment line-ups visit the Long Melford Street Fair Facebook page.

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