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Ellesmere’s Merefest festival cancelled

Launched in 2013 as a free festival, Merefest has been cancelled.

The festival lost funding from the Meres and Mosses Landscape Partnership Scheme last year and failed to make sufficient icket revenues at the 2017 event.

The annual event included a host of outdoor activities and live bands at Ellesmere’s Mere and Cremorne Gardens.

Its Facebook page said: “Merefest regrets to announce that we will not be running in 2018. Without the Meres and Mosses Landscape Partnership Scheme project to subsidise staff time we just can’t make the books balance. We have had an amazing time and loved organising and putting on this fabulous event.”