Great Yarmouth Air Show postponement supported by town’s MP

Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show logo. Submitted by TMS Media

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The decision to postpone the inaugural Great Yarmouth Air Show has been given full support by the town's MP.

Yesterday it was announced the air show, due to held over four days in June, had been postponed this year due to £130,000 costs over counter terrorism and medical cover.

It had been hoped by organisers, Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area, that up to 300,000 people would attend the event, pumping £10m into the local economy.

Brandon Lewis, MP for Yarmouth said: 'It is a postponement not a cancellation so we can still hope to see such a fabulous event with all the economic local benefits it can bring with visitors

'That size crowd also means it is right that the organisers take the time and budget to ensure it is a safe event.

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'Safe in terms of transport and traffic control and access as well as public safety in terms of the size of crowd and their safety.

'I fully support the organisers wanting to ensure that is done correctly and properly to ensure all attendees have a fantastic and enjoyable experience.'

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