Joy after fair protest victory

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A MASSIVE campaign to save a popular fairground in Endcliffe Park has persuaded council bosses to allow them to continue operating for another five years.

Sheffield musicians Rick Savage and Richard Hawley were among 2,550 parents who wrote to the council in support of Pullin’s funfair.

The Pullin family, who have hosted amusements in South Yorkshire for seven generations, has also won back the tender for Millhouses boat pond, which they lost last year.

Bob Pullin, who runs the company with his son Jon, said: “We are delighted. The security of having the licence for five years allows us to really invest in the facilities.

“I would really like to stress our gratitude to the parents who were out collecting petitions for us in the rain.

“Their support, and the backing of the local press, has been incredible. We are absolutely relieved. For the last six months it has been a matter of great concern for us.”

Mr Pullin is organising a cut-price day in Endcliffe Park on April 30 to thank the parents who backed the campaign.

All proceeds will go to the Friends of the Porter Valley and the PACT children’s cancer charity.