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Monday 12 April 2010


A new style Nantwich Food and Drink Festival has been announced to take place from September 24 to 26
Cheshire East Council will sponsor this year’s Festival to support its continued growth.
It will be organised by Nantwich Food and Drink Festival Ltd which is made up of former committee members, Town councillors and members of the Nantwich Agricultural Society.

The announcement came from Cheshire East Council’s Event Review Panel, made up of Cabinet members; Councillor Jamie Macrae, Councillor Andrew Knowles, Councillor David Brown and Councillor Brian Silvester.

In a change to previous years, the organisers are planning to hold the festival across the town, rather than a single location, with more than 2,000 products to sample. Last year the event held on Mill Island attracted over 10,000 visitors.

Cheshire East Councillor, Andrew Knowles, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Health and Wellbeing said;

“The Nantwich Food and Drink Festival is now an established part of Cheshire East culture. Hosting a nationally recognised event such as this is something we should all be proud of.

“I am pleased Cheshire East Council can sponsor this year’s festival, ensuring the event continues to thrive. I have high hopes that this year’s festival with continue the tradition of displaying all the tasty delights that Nantwich has to offer.”

Cheshire East Council’s Head of Regeneration, Caroline Simpson, said;
“This festival is an important event on the British culinary calendar. Providing sponsorship for this event has been a high priority for Cheshire East Council as it benefits local food producers and businesses.
“It will also serve as a timely boost to the local economy, attracting thousands of visitors to the town.”
Graham Fenton, Chairman of the Nantwich Food and Drink Festival Ltd, said;

“Nantwich has a special place in the hearts of our community and many people help in the various events that make our town so vibrant. We thank Cheshire East for the transitional funding and hope we can build upon the previous success of the Nantwich Food Festival to make this year more popular”

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