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News | 4th July 2019
 

Bunting objection in as council steps away: Common Riding trustees send letter to protest at decision

 
 
 

THE bunting for Langholm Common Riding will no longer be put up by Dumfries and Galloway Council, the trustees have been told.
At a meeting of the members it was decided that an objection to this decision would be sent to the council.
A sample of new bunting had been procured and was approved by the bunting custodian Bruce Park. It was decided to order 20 lengths.
Members were also told that new cloth for the stage was being woven and should be ready for the big day.
A number of other items were being bought this month, including Herras fencing and flat-bottomed barriers.
The cleaning up of the Castleholm was discussed and consideration is being given to obtaining an enclosed skip.
Bags would be collected by the council only if they were bought from the town hall and the cost of a skip was likely to be less than this.
The Facebook page is being regularly updated.
An effort is being made to find someone to carry the first-aid bag on the hill on Common Ridng day.
The new marquee supplier will not provide tables and various other options were being looked into for the bar.
Quotations have been received for the public address system and ambulance service on the day.
Being the same as last year, the former was accepted but the increase in the ambulance quote is being queried.
Light pink

The Common Riding colour this year is light pink. Unless there are increases in supplier costs, the cost of the ties will remain at £8, rosettes £5 and ribbon 65p a metre.
Applications for stances have closed. There are nine in total which will fill the area designated for this purpose.
Scott Morrison applied to become a member which was unanimously approved.
A working party will begin putting up the grandstand on June 19.

 
 
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