Music festival will ruin Sherdley Park

Sherdley Park

Sherdley Park

First published in Letters by

I RECENTLY found out about the planned music festival in September and I am horrified.

I have noticed over the last 12 months the deterioration of the park through vandalism, including smashed bottles, fires and rubbish. Lately, people have even defecated in the bushes and this is not an isolated case as other dog walkers have told me the same.

We used to have a nice park with a huge family ‘Sherdley’ show which people came to see from miles around. We had horse shows, bike riding performances, sky divers and many stalls, to name but a few. Everyone enjoyed it.

Sadly this has been stopped and replaced with numerous fairs and circuses. This Reminisce Old Skool festival is certainly not for families, especially young children, and I can only imagine the noise that local residents will have to put up. And what state will the park be in afterwards?

The last thing we need is to take our grandchildren or children to a park that is dirty.

I would suggest one of the reasons that we don’t have the show now is that it isn’t profitable. However, a festival, which will attract 3,000 people at a cost of £40 per head, generating a lot of money is planned, will go ahead.

Annoyed resident (Full details submitted)

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6:24pm Thu 14 Aug 14

barrie timpson says...

I think you fail to understand - Barrie Grunewald is a music fan and this is what happens now.
He goes to festivals , in fact you can see certain posters go absent on here when Glastonbury is on...
So , in short if you want to keep up to date with which festivals and bands our leader is watching just follow him on twitter.
As for the town? Well that's just being left to rot.
I think you fail to understand - Barrie Grunewald is a music fan and this is what happens now. He goes to festivals , in fact you can see certain posters go absent on here when Glastonbury is on... So , in short if you want to keep up to date with which festivals and bands our leader is watching just follow him on twitter. As for the town? Well that's just being left to rot. barrie timpson
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6:41pm Fri 15 Aug 14

keepitreel says...

the show was nothing more than a glorified market,we the tax payers paid for this FREE show and those that benefited were the ones from other towns who paid nothing,look at the state of the park when it was over,the numbers were a fraction of those that attended in the 80's,times change things move on,this will be a flagship event for the town,and about the noise so your saying the show never disrupted anyone and everyone in the area loved the show dont think so.
the show was nothing more than a glorified market,we the tax payers paid for this FREE show and those that benefited were the ones from other towns who paid nothing,look at the state of the park when it was over,the numbers were a fraction of those that attended in the 80's,times change things move on,this will be a flagship event for the town,and about the noise so your saying the show never disrupted anyone and everyone in the area loved the show dont think so. keepitreel
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