Fun Fair in Doubt for Aldeburgh Carnival

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One of our area’s longest running summer events could go ahead – but without the appearance of its popular funfair this summer.

Aldeburgh Carnival has been featured Stocks FunFair since the 1920s…, following restructuring of costs by East Suffolk Council last year the fee to rent the site has now increased… There is now uncertainty as to whether the FunFair will be part of the 2020 carnival…

Stocks FunFair has said that the category for small sites such as the one they rented for  Aldeburgh Carnival, has disappeared – and that now all funfairs have to pay the same, regardless of how many rides a site can accommodate.  

Following a request for a response from East Suffolk One, the council said that they had been in discussions with the funfair operators – and made them aware last summer of the charges for this year’s event.

​East Suffolk Council added that although the rent increases were due last summer – they made a good will gesture and the funfair operators were charged a ‘small commercial’ rate. 

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