Date: 8th December 2020

PLANS are underway to hold an annual in Winsford, making use of the town’s marina and its waterways.

The original impetus for holding such an event came from discussions on the developing Mid-Cheshire Waterways Strategy, which will focus on regenerating the waterways across this part of the county.

A key part of that regeneration focuses on events to celebrate and make use of waterways and their facilities and Winsford Town Council expressed an interest in taking this forward.

Following debate at the Council’s Community Committee, a Working Group was established to generate ideas for an event made up of town councillors and local community representatives.

The proposal now is for an annual festival located at the marina and making use of the Bottom Flash. It is hoped that, pandemic permitting, this can take place over the weekend of the August Bank Holiday in 2021.

The festival itself will feature water-based activities, giving residents the chance to try things out in the hope that such activities can be provided on a regular basis following the festival.