Talking West Cheshire

Enjoy Chester this summer

24 June 2010

Cheshire West and Chester Council and its partners are flying the flag for Chester this summer.

For the first time flags promoting the key summer events in Chester will fly on all the approach roads into the city.  The flags, which will be a temporary feature until the end of August, will highlight the exciting mix of entertainment the city is offering residents and visitors in the coming weeks.

Cllr Richard Short, portfolio holder for culture and recreation is delighted with this move. He said: “Cheshire West and Chester Council is very serious about making Chester a great place for people to visit. Our city offers so much and I am pleased that, through a partnership arrangement, we are promoting events and the city in this way.”

Cllr Stuart Parker, Vice Chairman of Chester Renaissance supports these comments, he added: “Chester has a lot to be proud of and we must be ambitious in our approach to telling people about it.”

Chief Executive of Visit Chester and Cheshire Chris Brown is a keen partner in this initiative. He said: “This initiative effectively ties into our promotion of Chester nationally and internationally. It is great that visitors will be welcomed in such a visible way.”

Stephen Wundke of Chester City Management, added: “Retailers in Chester are delighted to see the city so animated and alive. 

“We have a brilliant programme of events and now both residents and visitors will be inspired by the offer that is set before them. It’s great news all round.”

Organisers of the key events in Chester this summer, Tracy Lynn of Chester Festivals, Andrew Bentley of Chester Performs and Rita Waters of Chester Renaissance that is leading on Rhino Mania are all partners in the city centre dressing initiative and are pleased that Chester is positioning itself alongside the major cities of Liverpool and Manchester.

Chester is alive this summer with events for all tastes.

Tracy Lynn, Chester Festivals, said:”Already we have had two weekends of our newest festival, Chestival, and the crowds and participants have come down in their thousands to take part and watch these new and exciting events. However, it doesn’t end there we have another two and half weeks of a jam packed programme, with highlights including The Charles Stanley British Masters Show Jumping and the Chester Summer music Festival. To find out more visit http://www.chestival2010.co.uk/.”

Andrew Bentley, Chester Performs, said: “It’s wonderful that our new season of Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre is part of the city’s event highlights - this summer Chester’s event calendar is at its busiest yet, we’re very excited to be part of it.”

Group of people with banner for Enjoy Chester