Local entrepreneur shows support to Colne Food Festival

FOOD FESTIVAL: Ashley Sutcliffe and Charles Bolton (S)
FOOD FESTIVAL: Ashley Sutcliffe and Charles Bolton (S)

Plans for Colne Food Festival have stepped up a gear – with a local entrepreneur and market organiser agreeing to help with the event.

In August, we reported that community champion Ashley Sutcliffe would be hosting a day filled with food and crafts at the Muni on November 16th.

Now we can announce that Charles Bolton, the man behind Whalley’s highly successful “Let’s Get Crafty” and Whalley Market, has also got on board, with hopes of making the delectable date an annual event on Colne’s social calendar.

Mr Bolton, who will tomorrow be helping to run the Truly Handmade Vintage and Music Fair in Blackpool, said: “Clitheroe Food Festival is a good example of what I would like it to be in a couple of years. It’s just taken off.

“They had over 21,000 stickers to hand out to people, and in the first couple of hours they had run out.

“There will be a really good mixed bag of different cultures, different foods, and different crafts at Colne’s food festival.”

There are plenty of stalls and activities already lined up for the day, including stone baked pizzas and cheese stalls, and cookery demonstrations.

Ashley, who has received support from the council, community groups and local businesses, said: “I am genuinely really excited about the festival. It is bringing something new to the town.”

Anybody wanting to help with the food festival or run a stall can email info@colnefoodfestival.co.uk or visit www.colnefoodfestival.co.uk

A competition to pluck your own turkey for Christmas will also be run on the website.