Gala cancellation leads to a plea for new committee members to come forward

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A VILLAGE gala which would have marked its 34th year on the May Bank Holiday was cancelled this year.

The organising committee took the decision to cancel this year’s Bottesford May Gala after it lost several members due to other commitments.

A subsequent advertising campaign for support failed to bring in enough new members to allow the 2011 gala to go ahead.

Committee chairman Nigel Davies said: “The decision was taken to postpone this year’s event as we did not feel we had sufficient manpower to put the time into the planning, as well as concerns that the numerous bank holidays surrounding May Day may have led to fewer people being around on the day.

“We very much want to reinstate the gala next year and will push for new members to join the organising committee from the numerous organisations within the village, or from any interested individuals.”

Planning for next year’s gala is due to begin in September. A contact form can be found at