Traders of Bourne hope to stage an Easter eggs-travaganza

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A FUN Easter event is being planned for Bourne this year by traders.

Gordon Cochran, who is heading the Bourne Community Action Group, is looking at different ideas to bring shoppers into town.

He organised a meeting with fellow shop owners, businesses and councillors at the Angel Hotel on Monday evening to discuss his plans.

He hopes to repeat the success of the Christmas market.

Mr Cochran put forward his ideas for Easter and suggested that another market of some kind is held, as well as a funfair, competitions and entertainment for the festivities. He hopes the group can hold something which will attract people of all ages.

Mr Cochran said: “I wanted members of the group to meet to put everything in the fire, to see what rumbled to the top.

“The meeting was therefore an opportunity to put all the different ideas out there for Easter, so we can start to formulate a plan of action to move forward.”

Mr Cochran hopes to hold the event for the community on Easter Monday if fellow traders agree, now the ball is rolling.

He was also pleased with the turnout from Bourne Town Council at the meeting.

The businessman said there were about six councillors and 20 traders, but added: “There were not as many traders there as there should have been.

“But it was nice to see the town councillors there who were very positive in what they had to say, and supportive.”

The action group is hoping this year’s events in the town can be even more successful than the last, following on from the group’s success with their halloween fun and Christmas market.

Mr Cochran hopes the community of Bourne can look forward to celebrations organised by the group not only at Easter, but also for the Queen’s diamond jubilee, halloween and Christmas.

His aim is to also encourage more people to visit the town and to enjoy themselves.

The action group, which has about 40 business people as members, was set up last year by Mr Cochran to try to encourage a positive community spirit within the town.

He hopes the organisation will continue to go from strength to strength this year with more people getting involved in the group.

Shops, businesses or individuals are welcome to join. To find out more visit Gordon at his shop or call him on 01778 394434.