Councillors reject idea of introducing free parking for Melton’s Christmas Fat Stock Show and Sale

Robert West shows off his Champion Lambs at last year's Melton Fatstock Show EMN-140212-151038001
Robert West shows off his Champion Lambs at last year's Melton Fatstock Show EMN-140212-151038001
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Councillors have poured cold water on the idea of introducing free parking in Melton for next month’s Christmas Fat Stock Show and Sale.

Members of Melton Council’s rural, economic and environmental affairs committee had been asked to considered whether free parking should have been introduced across the town for the event being held at Melton Market on Tuesday, December 8.

But the idea was unanimously rejected by the committee, with some members fearing any such decision would ‘open the floodgates’ for other town events to ask for the same deal.

The Melton and Belvoir Agricultural Society organise the annual Fat Stock Show and Sale of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, Stilton cheese, Midlands cheese, pork pies, sausages and pastries, home baking and floral art.

Anyone can enter, with entries closing on December 1.

All produce (except floral art) will be sold on the day. The sale of show pigs will be at 10am, show sheep (followed by goats) at 10.30am and show cattle at 11am. The sale of exhibition hall entries will start at 1pm.

Proceeds will go to the Mayor of Melton Jeanne Douglas’ charities as well as the society.

For entry forms or more information call Laura on 07854 658 580 or email secmbas@outlook.com