Dear Sir,
Aycliffe Festival is in full swing and the idea of it is so right – by the people, for the people. Unfortunately whilst there are a lot of people living in and around the town to make it work we need a greater participation in the events.
I am sure a great deal of effort has been put into all events but with probably 50 stalls at the Community Fair at the Leisure Centre on Saturday and a good number of outstanding acts of entertainment, it is  a shame it wasn’t better attended.
Was it because there were too many events on last Saturday? If the Town Council schedules the same event next year perhaps they might consider a separate day just for this big Indoor Community Fair?
Let’s also consider going back to Great Aycliffe Show and forget about the expense of arena activities, making it a community event for local organisations and charities.
Joan Clark