Engaging with public is vital to boost Byron Festival

I WAS very surprised to see such a derisory reply from Ken Purslow, chairman of the Newstead Abbey Byron Society (NABS), in last week’s Have Your Say section of the Dispatch (‘Give Us Your Backing To Boost Byron Festival’) in response to a letter I submitted in good faith on Friday July 13.

Asking the people of Hucknall what sort of Byron Festival they would like is very important if the Byron Society is asking the people of Hucknall to support the event.

Using a lot more of the town’s community groups would also be a good idea.

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the meeting of the Byron Festival committee on Monday, but I would welcome the opportunity to attend the next meeting.



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