Sib­son meet­ing to re­turn?

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News - Richard Gunn

A se­ries of pop­u­lar East Mid­lands meets may be re­turn­ing to their orig­i­nal venue af­ter a dis­pute over park­ing has been re­solved.

The Sib­son Aero­drome Break­fast Meets, at a small air­field near Peter­bor­ough in Cam­bridgeshire, had been run­ning with great suc­cess over the win­ter months, some­times at­tract­ing up to 60 cars.

Or­gan­iser Mark Fish­pool had plans for sum­mer meets and a ‘Wings and Wheels’ day later on this year. How­ever, at the fi­nal break­fast meet­ing of the year, avi­a­tion users of the air­field com­plained about the clas­sic cars tak­ing up park­ing places, de­spite there be­ing plenty of room nearby.

‘It made us feel un­wel­come,’ Mark tells CCW. He de­cided to con­cen­trate on his other events at Wil­low Brook Farm and Uf­ford and drop Sib­son.

How­ever, an email from the Sib­son Aero­drome man­age­ment has as­sured him that the clas­sic car en­thu­si­asts are wel­come at the venue. A meet­ing is planned to try to come up with a so­lu­tion where all users of the air­field – which in­cludes a fly­ing school, parachut­ing and sky­div­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions and pri­vate air­craft own­ers – are happy with the ar­range­ments.

‘I’m hope­ful that we will be able to go back, be­cause it’s a good venue,’ says Mark. ‘The meets have brought in cus­tom for small café based there, as well as raised lo­cal aware­ness of Sib­son and its ser­vices.’

If and when new meet­ings are ar­ranged at Sib­son, CCW will carry the de­tails. In the mean­time, the Wil­low Brook meet­ings are on 11 May, 8 June, 13 July, Au­gust 10 and Septem­ber 14, start­ing at 4pm.

While the fu­ture of the Sib­son meets is cur­rently be­ing re­solved. For the mo­ment, Mark is con­cen­trat­ing on his Wil­low Brook Farm events, pic­tured here.

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