More added to summer of fun in Bourne and Stamford

Cathy Powell and Gordon Cochran EMN-140417-160511001
Cathy Powell and Gordon Cochran EMN-140417-160511001
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Residents of Bourne and Stamford will be treated to a carnival-like atmosphere at two major events this summer.

For the first time Bourne will host an international food festival and street market on Sunday, June 29.

Organiser Gordon Cochran also runs the town’s Christmas festival and hopes to liven up Bourne’ summer calendar with the new event.

He said: “I’ve been doing the Christmas event for three years and have been trying to kick-start the town into doing other things.

“I want to give a bit more life to Bourne. “

North Street and Abbey Road will be closed off for the event, which will feature an international food market.

The streets will be lined with stalls, there will be small funfair attractions and other entertainment through the day. Mr Cochran, who runs Gordon’s Photographic, hopes to involved school children and wants to create a carnival atmosphere in the town.

If you would like to help out or book a stall call him on 01778 394434.

Stamford’s packed calendar will also feature a treat for food and music lovers. Last year’s Stamford Feast and Party on the Point has been rebranded Stamford Summer Fayre and will take place on Sunday, June 1.

Stamford town councillor Sue Sandall, who is helping to organise the event, explained the reason for the name change. She said: “We wanted to try to do something for everyone.”

This year’s event will still feature a range of food stalls, along with a picnic area and chairs and tables.

There will be a funfair and facepainting for youngsters and a stage full of musical acts throughout the day. Already booked to appear are folk group Pennyless and junior choir The Harminies.

And finally, a new festival of fun will be held on the Meadows in July and August. Anyone who wants to help out should e-mail