Primrose Hill Festival will go ahead

Jo Barnett, of the Primrose Hill Business Association, helps organises the summer festival which wil

Jo Barnett, of the Primrose Hill Business Association, helps organises the summer festival which will be going ahead this year. Picture: Nigel Sutton - Credit: Nigel Sutton

The Primrose Hill Festival will be going ahead - after a row erupted between organisers and shop keepers over its future.

Last week the Ham&High reported the fair - which brings ponies, fairground rides and stalls to Regent’s Park Road - was at risk of being cancelled after organisers received a strongly-worded email in protest.

But it has been confirmed the festival will go ahead after a meeting between shopkeepers and organisers last night - although the provisional festival date of May 19 may change to allow more time for new arrangements.

Cllr Johnny Bucknell, secretary of the Primrose Hill Business Association, which organises the festival, said: “The show is going to go ahead. It was a very passionate meeting.

“There were just feelings that we had started moving [ahead with the festival] without having any meetings beforehand and some of the businesses weren’t sure about that.


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“It was a very successful meeting, it cleared the air and people are working together.

“We’re going to create a small steering board to iron out the problems and we agreed to meet on a regular basis.”

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The festival takes place twice a year to raise money for the popular Primrose Hill Christmas lights.

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