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24th September 2011
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Southend Cricket Festival – Public Meeting

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council and the Southend Cricket Festival Task Force will be holding a public meeting in the town next week.

The meeting has been called to protest against Essex County Cricket Club’s decision not to stage the festival in Southend in 2012.

It will take place at the Civic Centre in Victoria Avenue, Southend, at 6.15pm on Wednesday 12th October.

Essex CCC members, non-members, cricket lovers in general and anybody passionate about the hosting of festival events in Southend is invited to attend.

The aim of the meeting is to demonstrate that the people of Southend feel very strongly about Essex CCC’s decision not to stage the festival next year, which they believe is wrong on many counts, and to call Essex CCC to account with the intention of overturning the decision.

The decision by Essex CCC not to host the 105-year-old festival in Southend next year has caused dismay in the town.

Attendances have improved year on year and exceed those for similar events in Chelmsford and Colchester.

Around 4,800 people attended the three days of championship cricket in Southend in 2011. This compares with an average of around 3,000 per match at Chelmsford.

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