June 9th 2017.

Excitement is mounting in Newhaven as final preparations are underway for this year’s Fish Festival that will be held at West Quay on Saturday the 17th  of June from 10.00am to 3.30pm.

This ever popular annual event to celebrate Newhaven’s fishing industry is organised by Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA), who are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year.

The arrangements for this year’s event have changed slightly due to the flood defence work that has been recently carried out on the Quay. As the green space is currently unavailable, the stalls and entertainment will be focused in the car park area which means that no on-site parking will be available.

Rampion is sponsoring this year’s Children’s Parade with the theme of Clean, Green, Marine.

Veolia has also continued its support for the Fish Festival which will be led this year by the Mayor of Newhaven, Cllr June Dyer and the Earthquake Drummers, and will depart from Denton Island at 10.30am. It will pass through the town centre and onto West Quay.

Other attractions will include fish cookery demonstrations by community chef Olly Dawson, displays and sales of locally caught fresh fish, community group stalls, displays by local artists, children’s activities and live entertainment throughout the day.

This is a free event that creates a perfect opportunity for the whole community to come together and enjoy a fun day out.
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