We have recently become aware that an event is being organised in June next year under the name "Foxton Festival" to be held at The Showground, Leicester Road, Market Harborough.
From the comments received from people and the communications issued by the organisers of the "Foxton Festival", the impression is being given that this is a continuation of the highly acclaimed "Foxton Locks Festival" which has for many years taken place at the iconic
Foxton Locks site.
This is not the case
The Foxton Locks Festival was established by the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust as its major promotional and fundraising event of the calendar year with organisation and running carried out by a large number of enthusiastic & hard working volunteers on behalf of the Trust. In addition much support has been given by partner organisations at Foxton Locks especially the Canal & River Trust.
The "Foxton Festival" is a completely new venture with no association in any way with the Foxton Locks Festival, Foxton Locks or any of the organisations that have for many years contributed to such a successful event.
We commend any group of individuals who wish to organise an event for good causes but it is important that the public receive clear information about any event they may wish to support.
With regard to the events and fundraising plans of the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust (organisers of the Foxton Locks Festival) we are currently considering a variety of events and projects for 2020 and beyond!
Watch this space