Wandsworth Show to be Victim of Council Cut Backs

Tony Colman, MP for Putney was shocked to hear that Wandsworth Council has decided to cancel the only free show for local residents. The Wandsworth Borough Show is to be axed to save the Council money, despite being the only event of its kind. Last year it was successfuly hosted on Putney Common.

Tony Colman said:

"50,000 people attend the Show. If the Council want to save money they might want to look at scrapping non-essential extra trimmings such as the Mayor's Tent, rather than axing the entire event."


Tony Colman added:

"I have written to the Chief Executive of Wandsworth Council asking him to reconsider. I think that the 50,000 people who attend usually attend the show would support me in this."

7 January 2003

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