Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 15°C

Search

Clacton: Annual air show will go ahead

PUBLISHED: 14:40 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 14:40 16 January 2013

Day two of the Clacton Air Show 2012. The Red Arrows in flight. 

EADT 25.8.12

Day two of the Clacton Air Show 2012. The Red Arrows in flight. EADT 25.8.12

ORGANISERS of the Clacton Air Show are reassuring flight fans the event will take place later this year.

Doubts were raised after it was announced earlier this week that Southend Air Show would be cancelled due to budget constraints.

Tendring District Council (TDC), which runs the event, said it wants to make it clear the Clacton Air Show will be taking place on August 22 and 23.

Lowestoft revealed last year that it would not be having an air show in 2013 due to rising costs.

Alan Goggin, TDC’s cabinet member for tourism, said that due to hard work and careful budgeting the Clacton Air Show is getting to a point where it is close to breaking even and is sustainable.

“It is fair to say that due to the position that local authorities find themselves in and the very difficult financial times ahead we did have to look seriously at whether we could afford to stage an annual air show ourselves in its current format,” he said.

“We also commissioned a report to find out just how much it is worth to the local economy and discovered it brings in an extra £4million over the two days. It is therefore incredibly important to the District as a whole and we have strived to find ways of reducing costs, increasing revenue and running the event as near to break even as possible.”

Last year Clacton Air Show pulled in crowds over around 130,000 over the two days.

Anyone wanting information about sponsorship opportunities, hospitality, or trade space should contact 01255 686683 or 01255 686654.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

A fugitive’s battle to evade justice despite already spending two years behind bars in Ireland has been described as “farcical” by a Suffolk MP.

A man aged in his 80s has become the 20th person to be killed on Suffolk’s roads this year following an accident on the A11 at Barton Mills on Saturday.

Parts of Colchester town centre were sealed off on Friday after a van caught fire in the middle of a street.

A former Ipswich man has appeared in court charged with possessing a double-barrelled shotgun and two stun guns.

Colchester MP Will Quince has declared the development of an army training ground for 1,000 homes unwelcome and unnecessary, despite their inclusion in a blueprint for future growth.

The family of missing man Corrie McKeague believe a criminal investigation should take place if he is not found by police searching landfill for the RAF gunner.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24