Canal festival sponsor deal

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SPONSORSHIP has been agreed to help cover the cost of arts and entertainment at the annual Chesterfield Canal Festival.

Derbyshire County Council has agreed to step in with £2,500 to help the event, due to take place at Staveley Town Basin on Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30.

The festival is organised by Chesterfield Canal Trust.

Coun Kevin Parkinson said: “We’re committed to making the Chesterfield Canal navigable again.”