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Cheshire East Council supports Nantwich Show 2018

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Cheshire East Council will once again be supporting rural life in the borough, at one of the UK’s largest annual agricultural events.

The council is looking forward to strong support from residents and visitors alike when the 2018 Nantwich Show and International Cheese Awards return to Dorfold Park on Wednesday 25th July.

This year’s event has attracted more than 5,000 entries for the cheese awards and in Cheshire East the rural economy represents 32 per cent of the borough’s £3.6 billion economy, providing work for more than 65,000 people.

Cllr Liz Wardlaw, Cheshire East Council’s deputy leader, said: “I’m pleased that Cheshire East continues to give support to these important and outstanding rural events. The Royal Cheshire County Show was once again a terrific success last month.

“We are extremely fortunate in Cheshire East to cover 450 square miles of beautiful countryside across the borough – the Nantwich Show is another fantastic opportunity to showcase what we have to offer.

“Cheshire East is a brilliant visitor destination and events like the Nantwich Show really help to encourage local people and visitors to spend time in and contribute to our rural economy.”

Each year, 16 million people visit Cheshire East, and last year this generated an income of more than £895m.

The Nantwich Show and International Cheese Awards will open to the public on Wednesday 25th July when they will be able to see winning cheeses from more than 130 countries.

Cllr Janet Clowes, Cheshire East’s cabinet member with responsibility for rural affairs, will be awarding the trophy for champion farmhouse Cheshire Cheese.

Free parking is available to the public for the show, with gates opening at 8.30am.

For further details, please visit: www.nantwichshow.co.uk

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