The Penrith Business Improvement District is to support Penrith on a Plate again this year. The family fun day held on 16th July, is part of the Eden Food and Farming Festival and will showcase local food producers. Now in its 5th year, Penrith on a Plate has become an annual fixture in the Cumbrian events calendar and is expected to draw thousands of people to the town and this year it will coincide with ‘Gifted Eden’ the new monthly market in the town.
Announcing their £1500 grant, Justin Wales spokesperson for the BID, said “we’re delighted to work with the Penrith Partnership to support Penrith on a Plate. One of the things we want to do is to raise the profile of the town and draw people into the town centre. Events like this are a great way of doing so. We hope that once people have visited the town and it’s whetted their appetite, they’ll come back for more.”
Richard Utting from the Penrith Partnership who are co-ordinating the event welcomed the grant saying, “Support from the BID means we’ll be able to make this year’s event the best yet. Last year around seven thousand people came along and we hope to see even more in 2016.”
This year, Penrith on a Plate coincides with the new Gifted Eden market in St Andrews and across the event there will be more than 50 stalls and a full programme of entertainment including music, street theatre and comedy and also the Farm to Fork Roadshow.