New people have stepped forward to lead the Wellington Food Fair. The annual event will go ahead in September despite some previous fears that the loss of the current committee threatened this year’s festival
The Food Town Committee have appointed Beverley and Sarah Milner Simonds. They are taking over with immediate effect to ensure that the Food Fair scheduled for Saturday 3 September goes ahead seamlessly.
Beverley and Sarah have run the demo kitchen at the last two fairs and are the driving force behind the very successful Burnham on Sea Food & Drink Festival. That festival has a very similar ethos and feel as Wellington Food Fair, and many of the traders are the same. Their first aim is to meet with the community groups and the many volunteers who have been vital to the event’s success and listen to them.
“Wellington Food Fair is a great event and we are looking forward to working with many familiar traders, the committed group of volunteers, community groups and the Wellington town centre businesses to continue the festival in the style and manner that you have come to expect,” said Sarah
“We have worked alongside the committee at the last two festivals, organising and compering the demo stage in the Scout Hall. We know what a well-loved and well run event this is and we will be working hard to protect that reputation, added Berley.
Outgoing committee member Richard Coupe added: “We’ve enjoyed working with Beverley and Sarah over the last few years and were very impressed with the energy and enthusiasm that they have for developing the appreciation of food and drink in the South West and felt that the initiatives and experience they would bring to the Wellington Food Town could only benefit the town in the future.
“Donna and I particularly wanted to thank the huge support they had received from past Committee members, the army of volunteers and the local traders, without their unsung help the Fair would never have happened.”