It is very sad, and such a shame, that Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival finds itself in a similar position to so many other festivals due to these economic austere times. But it is so good to see that the local Council is trying to continue the festival even though they are attempting to cope with massive budget cuts.
I applaud the effort by the Council and volunteers, to 'rescue' the festival and truly hope that they can pull it out of the bag for the benefit of everyone, whether local residents or visitors to the town. Personal, outside business issues should not be brought into this (Bizzy Lizzy). The festival is for the benefit of the area and not for any individual personal gain.