Monday, July 03, 2006

Swashbuckle axed!

Summer fun is lined up and Redcar & Cleveland borough council are supporting several events in Saltburn this summer, but Saltburn Swashbuckle, the pirate themed day of fun and activities on the beach and promenade, is being axed. Councillor Dave Fitzpatrick, member for culture leisure and tourism, said that after five years 'The Swashbuckle' had enjoyed a good run but it was time for a change. He added that the council's programme for this summer would provide lots of event entertainment which would be popular with both residents and visitors. In Saltburn itself the council will be supporting the 21st Gala weekend organised by the Victorian Football Society in July and the annual American Classic Car Show on the lower promenade in September. The Bandstand summer afternoon concert events would also be given funding from the council's events team. One of the main events in Saltburn this summer will be the 9th folk festival in August, featuring musicians, singers, dancers and plenty of street entertainment.

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