I have been informed by Council officers that “Circus Funtasia” wish to apply to use Parr Fold Park for performances from 2nd September to 9th September.
Actual performance dates would be 4th September to 8th September with the remainder of the time for setting up and packing away. If approved, the circus would seat 500 spectators.
Both myself and Councillor Turner felt it was important to consult with local residents in the vicinity of the Park who may be affected.
Whilst I am keen to give local families as much opportunity to attend events as possible, I do have concerns that previous usage of the Park by funfairs has left the Park in a very poor state, particularly the grass in the centre of the Park which was left rutted and muddy in the past. I also know that some residents are be concerned about parking and traffic, which is already exacerbated by both the railway station and the college.
If you have a view on whether “Circus Funtasia” should be allowed to use the Park, please let me know by commenting on this article or by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Unfortunately the deadline for this is very short and I will need any further comments by Sunday 7th July.