Coun­cil says sorry af­ter em­ployee rips down fair ban­ners

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - School Report - By Vicky Cas­tle

Ash­ford Bor­ough Coun­cil (ABC) has apol­o­gised af­ter an over-zeal­ous en­vi­ron­men­tal of­fi­cer ripped down sum­mer fair ad­vert ban­ners.

Se­nior en­vi­ron­men­tal of­fi­cer Mike Cook said the coun­cil were sorry af­ter a mis­taken of­fi­cer re­moved the Ken­ning­ton Sum­mer Fayre dis­plays from Lit­tle Bur­ton and Trin­ity Road.

The 8ft and 6ft ban­ners have both been thrown away, but Mr Cook said the coun­cil would re­place them.

He said: “They should not have been taken down.

“I feel very bad about it as we don’t want to scup­per lo­cal events.

“I hoped they could be re­stored, but they got caught up with il­le­gally placed fly posters and have been dis­posed of. “We will pay for new ones.” This year’s pop­u­lar event will take place this Satur­day on the re­cre­ation ground, and will have a wartime theme.

It will mark the 70th an­niver­sary of Vic­tory Cel­e­bra­tions held on the same re­cre­ation ground in Ul­ley Road in June 1946.

Kids and adults are en­cour­aged to dress up in 1940s out­fits – with prizes avail­able for the best dressed – and Ken­ning­ton will be cat­a­pulted back into the 1940s.

A Dad’s Army trib­ute, per­formed by the Dream­drag­ons theatre group, is set to take cen­tre stage in the arena.

There will also be per­for­mances by the Ken­ning­ton Acad­emy may­pole dancers, the Downs View In­fants choir, the Tow­ers Cheer­lead­ers and a fun dog show.

Other at­trac­tions in­clude a chil­dren’s fun­fair, more than 30 stalls, a bar­be­cue, tombo­las and re­fresh­ments.

All pro­ceeds from the fayre go to char­i­ties and lo­cal vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tions. Ad­mis­sion and park­ing are free.

Full re­port and pic­tures from the day in next week’s pa­per.

‘They got caught up with il­le­gally placed fly posters and have been dis­posed of’

Pic­ture: Gary Browne FM2135320

The Tow­ers cheer­lead­ers will be per­form­ing at the event

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