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FOLKESTONE AIRSHOW, due to be staged next month, has been cancelled, organiser Folkestone
Town Centre Management Ltd (FTCM) has announced. The decision follows intense last-
Airshow project manager Yvonne Holder said that because the event was free most
of the revenue needed to meet its considerable up-
“In the end, lack of financial support for the Fly Folkestone fund-
“Also as a consequence of the financial situation we ran into timetable difficulties in the preparation of an event management plan which would meet the requirements of the Shepway Advisory Group for Shepway (SAG), a partnership of agencies concerned with public safety issues whose approval was necessary in order to obtain the Civil Aviation Authority license for flying displays. After much consultation, we agreed that that we would not able to meet the deadline to enable complete plans to be assessed.
“The decision to call the show off was taken with immense regret. We know it will disappoint thousands of people.
“A terrific amount of work has gone into the planning of the event programme and
we would like to thank companies and organisations which have contributed in cash
or kind -
“We have received a great many messages expressing the hope that ways and means
can be found to continue Folkestone Airshow, and we are examining the suggestion
that financial supporters be asked to carry forward their commitment so that an event
with guaranteed up-
Chris Kirkham, manager of the Discover Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh tourism
marketing organisation and a member of the Airshow planning group, said that the