Air show prepares for take off....24 September 2002

Contributed by localrags on Nov 11, 2002 - 10:28 AM

One thousand letters have been sent out inviting traders, exhibitors and caterers to take part next year’s Shepway Air Show , which is being held on 30 and 31 August 2003.

Cllr Robert Bliss, Shepway Council’s Secretary for Economic Development, said it was just one of the initiatives the council was pursuing to help make the popular air show and festival financially self supporting.

“It is very early days yet, but we are confident that the air show’s reputation will help secure the backing of trade, concession and activity stands,� he said.

Last year’s air show attracted nearly 150,000 people, making it one of the biggest and best in the south east.

The Council are keen to attract local businesses to take trade stands or stalls.

Shepway District Council’s newly-appointed Events Manager, Nigel Collins said, “I would also like to hear ideas and thoughts from local people on how next year’s show can be improved and made better for residents and visitors.�

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