Council say they must "learn lessons" from Valley Gardens' StrEat Food festival
Harrogate Borough Council has said they "must learn lessons" from The StrEat Food festival after admitting to underestimating the event's popularity. More than 110,000 visitors packed into Harrogate's Valley Gardens for the festival but, despite its success, concerns were raised over damage done to the grass.
Following the festival, the council's gardening team were forced to fence off the damaged grass and reseed it, prompting calls for it to be moved next year.
During a Council meeting on Wednesday, Coun Michael Harrison, cabinet member for Environment, Waste Reduction and... read more
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