Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 10°C

ESTD 1874 Search

WIN A NEW HYUNDAI i10 - See the EADT on June 8 for full details

Clacton: Annual air show will go ahead

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.

shares

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.

shares

0 comments

The collision on the A14 in Girton

Police have stopped motorists who have been filming or taking pictures of a crash site on the A14 that involved four lorries and a car.

Emergency services at the scene of the fatal crash near Rougham

An 18-year-old man has died in Addenbrooke’s Hospital following a serious road crash on the A14 near Rougham.

Library image of a police car.

A five vehicle collision on the A14 is caused severe delays for motorists heading to the Suffolk Show earlier this morning.

Dorothy Kerridge

A woman has been jailed for three years in prison today after being found guilty of assaulting a 90-year-old woman in her care.

Young handler Jake Churchyard came fourth in his class

Jack Churchyard is possibly the youngest competitor at this year’s Suffolk Show.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

A 38-year-old man has been given a conditional discharge after abusing door staff at an Ipswich nightspot.

Shire horses in the Presidents Ring on the second day of the Suffolk Show 2015.

The Suffolk Show is the county’s opportunity to celebrate its rich agricultural heritage.

The area around Adastral Park at Maertlesham Heath which could be developed with 2,000 homes and other facilities.

Campaigners fighting plans for 2,000 homes near a nationally protected wildlife area have yet to decide their next move after their latest legal action was rejected.

(left to right ) Alloysious Massaquoi, 'G' Hastings and Kayus Bankole of Young Fathers. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers are among the latest selection of artists announced for this summer’s Latitude festival, at Henham Park, near Southwold.

Views of Woodbridge.

Burglars have stolen an air rifle, a 26-inch TV and a quantity of jewellery after breaking into a home in Peterhouse Crescent in Woodbridge.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages