June 2019

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3. Summer Nights return to Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot once again plays host to the popular Summer Nights events.

Newton Abbot will once again play host to the popular Summer Nights events.

Taking place on three Saturdays through the summer, the early evening street food events are being produced by Born Hectic Events in partnership with Teignbridge District Council and Newton Abbot Town Council.

The events are on:

Saturday 15 June
Saturday 13 July
Saturday 17 August

Summer Nights attract people of all ages, and people can enjoy a friendly and safe environment plus the chance to have an early evening supper with friends old and new. Each event will host live music, stilt walkers and children’s activities from the Newton’s Place and Library teams.

Stalls will be setting up in Courtenay Street from mid-afternoon and trading will be from 5pm to 9pm.

Organisers are encouraging diners to bring along their own picnic ware to limit the need for disposable plates, cups and cutlery.

By taking it home with them, diners will also help reduce waste.

On the evenings of Summer Nights, free parking is available from 4pm in district council-owned car parks at Wolborough Way, Venture Court, the Cattle Market and Halcyon Road.

Leader of Teignbridge District Council Cllr Gordon Hook said:

“I have attended many of the Summer Nights events in previous years and have thoroughly enjoyed the delicious food and drink and the relaxed atmosphere. I’m delighted we will once again be seeing some of our regular Courtenay Street food vendors trading alongside visiting stallholders at this year’s events. I hope residents and visitors take advantage of the free parking from 4pm and look forward to some excellent evenings.

"It’s no secret that my wife Jackie and I are keen on any initiatives to preserve the environment and so we really like the practical idea of bringing our own cups and plates and will encourage our friends to bring their own too. I look forward to seeing a huge turnout of people enjoying themselves”

Sally Henley, Newton Abbot Town Development Manager, said:

“These street food events have become very popular and it’s great that Newton Abbot Town Council, Teignbridge and Born Hectic Events are teaming up again for ‘Summer Nights 2019’. Residents and visitors are invited to pop to Courtenay Street for a spot of early evening supper with their families and this year the music is being kicked off by popular band Los Limpos. The Newton's Place team will be joined by the library team this year and so there will be fun for the children to enhance the festival atmosphere."

Born Hectic Events said:

“We enjoy working with the Town Council on the Christmas Street Fayres each year and we are very pleased to join forces with them and with Teignbridge once again this year. We hope that residents will support these local traders with as much enthusiasm as they do at Christmas and enjoy the family friendly atmosphere."