PLANS are well underway for this year’s Newton Town Show and organisers are looking for a team of volunteers to help the event run smoothly.

Saturday, August 7 will see the return of the popular summer spectacular at Mesnes Park in Newton-le-Willows.

This year’s show promises to be better than ever but they need to recruit “an army of volunteers” to make it a success, with people invited to sign up for a two-hour time slot.

The event ran every year between 1959 and 2000 before taking a break and Newton and Earlestown Community Group bringing it back in 2013.

In previous years, the show has seen Spitfires fly past, a Red Devils parachute display team, a real life steam loco in the park, monster trucks and stunt shows.

Speaking to the St Helens Star earlier in the year, chair of the organising committee Seve Gomez-Aspron said: “We have lots of stuff planned, including the huge classic car show, army and blue light vehicles, fun fair, craft and community stalls, an arena for local performing groups, local food providers, sit on steam trains, free classic shuttle bus to the show and helicopter pleasure flights.

“It’s been a tough time for everyone but if restrictions allow, it’ll be a fantastic day out and what we all really need after the last 12 months.”

For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, visit