Spittal Trust events bring in a surplus

Last year's Spittal Gala Day pro0ved to be a big success.

Last year's Spittal Gala Day pro0ved to be a big success.

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Spittal Improvement Trust has more than broken even in the past year, and has made a slight surplus on the majority of events staged.

Treasurer Tommy Wilson, presenting the accounts, told the annual meeting that they would still need to exercise care that the outcome was satisfactory.

The surplus on the gala day was up £224 on the previous year and there was also a small increase on the two-day seaside festival in August.

The Christmas Fair and Reindeer Parade suffered a deficit, but the spring fair had been a success. Car Boot Sales and calenders also more than paid their way.

He said the Miniature World Exhibition was popular and there was a welcome grant of £500 for the Gardening Group.

Thanking Mr Wilson and the other officials for their hard work, Councillor Hazel Bettison asked the public to come forward with ideas to boost The Spittal Gala Day.

“It needs to be re-vamped, we have been following the same formula for years” she declared.

She is confident villagers have some suggestions for consideration for this year’s Spittal Gala Day on June 15.

But shes stressed that tThey should be ideas which “will not cost an arm and a leg”.

At a committee meeting which followed, Willie Young was elected as chairman.

Mau Watkins will continue as vice chairman, Mike Greener as secretary and Mr Wilson as treasurer.

The committee was re-appointed, including all five co-opted members.

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