The Main Street at­trac­tion

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News - Ju­dith Ton­ner

Coat­bridge will host its big sum­mer day out this Satur­day – as the town’s Fes­ti­val takes over the Main Street.

The free event, tak­ing place from 11am, will in­clude a huge range of fam­ily at­trac­tions in­clud­ing a climb­ing wall, bungee run, bouncy cas­tle, tram­po­line, soft play box­ing, soft play, bal­loon mak­ing and face paint­ing.

Also on of­fer will be a va­ri­ety of on-stage en­ter­tain­ment, plus stalls high­light­ing the ac­tiv­i­ties of lo­cal or­gan­i­sa­tions.

It is be­ing spon­sored by Coat­bridge com­mu­nity fo­rum and fur­ther sup­ported by or­gan­i­sa­tions in­clud­ing Town Cen­tre Ac­tiv­i­ties, North La­nark­shire Coun­cil and NHS La­nark­shire.

Gor­don Encinias, of or­gan­is­ers Coat­bridge com­mu­nity fo­rum, said: “We’re look­ing for­ward to this year’s fes­ti­val, and all at­trac­tions and fa­cil­i­ties are free for ev­ery­one as al­ways.”

Among the stalls at the Fes­ti­val will be Coat­bridge ci­ti­zens’ad­vice bureau, who will be high­light­ing the dan­gers of scams, and how to beat them, as part of the na­tion­wide scams aware­ness month.

Bureau man­ager Mar­ian Tobin said:“This is one of the most im­por­tant cam­paigns we run. Scams are very com­mon and can af­fect ab­so­lutely any­one – and they can cost peo­ple hun­dreds or even thou­sands of pounds.

“Our mes­sage is that you need to be vig­i­lant and watch out for scams, and there are some easy steps you can take to pro­tect your­self and your fam­ily. But we also want peo­ple to know that help is avail­able, and that if you are a vic­tim you should re­port it so we can try and stop it hurt­ing oth­ers.”

Turn to pages 8 & 9 for ex­ten­sive cov­er­age of Air­drie fair day.

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