Date set for town and country fair

A DATE has been set for this year’s Whitby Town and Country Fair and other clubs and organisations are being encouraged to get involved too.

For the past three years The Rotary Club of Whitby and district has organised the event which has raised funds for local good causes.

This year, the fair will be held next to the Cross Butts Stable Farm Restaurant on the A171 on the 4 September.

And this time around, organisers say it will be bigger than ever before including clay pigeon shooting, show jumping, archery, a fairground and classic cars.

But unlike other years, car parking and try will be free for all.

There will be a bucket collection throughout the day and the money will be split between St Catherine’s Hospice and Help For Heroes as well as any surplus funds made during the event..

Rotarian president elect Geoffrey McInerny said: “Rotary has, however, never been merely a fund-raising organisation but plays a vital role in supporting the local community in many other ways.

“It has close connections with the youth of the town through its liaison with schools and it provides places on the James Cook Sail Training Ship and on its own Youth Leadership Course and it undertakes a Personal Development Award scheme with an annual budge of £1,000.”

Any local club or society that would like to promote themselves free during the event is asked to contact Rotarian Stuart Johnstone at