ON behalf of the good people of Northwich and the many visitors to the town over the last weekend may I say a big thank you to the Rotary Club of Northwich for staging a spectacular River Festival, with special thanks to John and Liz Walton, all the helpers and the clubs and organisations who gave so much to make this year’s event so successful.

Since the first event, two years ago, it has improved dramatically year on year. It was great to see the enthusiasm of all those taking part in the river races and the various demonstrations.

The good weather was a blessing and the timings were just right to enable us to enjoy the other, lesser events on Sunday (Cricket World Cup, British GP and Wimbledon).

I look forward to next year’s festival, which I am sure will be even better. Well done to all concerned.

David Dent Northwich