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Exmouth Journal Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Organisers pleased by
the first Scrumpstock
Paul Strange
paul.strange@archant.co.uk

Organisers of Scrumpstock – the
cider, music and food festival staged
at Exmouth over the weekend – say
they were pleased with the first
event, they’re ‘here for the long
haul’ and are planning to stage it
again next year.
The three-day festival –
opened last Friday by
Exmouth’s outgoing mayor
Councillor Bill Nash – was
attended by more than 2,000
people and raised funds for
Exmouth RNLI.
“We did a quality event,
with quality cider, quality food and quality
acts, and I think that
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people,” said organiser Jeremy Sellick.

We did a quality
event, with quality
cider, quality food and
quality acts, and that
shone through with
people.
Jeremy Sellick
“We had lots of good feedback from
the public and the traders that were
there.
“In terms of attendance, the best
day was the Saturday. It was a bit
quiet on the Sunday [pirate day]. It
wasn’t quite the turn-out we’d hoped
for, but we only started selling tickets two and a half months before the
event, so next year we’re going to
start publicising it earlier.
“We had a licence for 3,000, so it
would have been nicer to have had
more
people
there,

but unfortunately such is life. The
weather was fantastic all weekend.
We were lucky. What we were trying
to do was not be weather dependent,
so that’s why we had a large
marquee.
“We’re bringing something that’s
unique. It’s not just a pitch-up and
have a barbecue and a beer festival.
We’re trying to do something a
little specialised that I think will
only grow.”
Plans are afoot for next year’s
Scrumpstock on the same site.
“We may have a slightly different site plan, but nothing drastic,”
said Sellick. “We’re here for the
long haul. We’ve got a good
formula. We’ve all been to festivals and shows where they charge
you a fortune to get in, and you
get a load of rubbish.
“What we’re striving to do is have
a quality event that’s not going to be
ridiculously expensive.”

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Open
invite
to food
larder
Residents are
being encouraged
to visit
Exmouth’s food
bank, the
Community
Larder, to see the
good work that
they do.
Anthony
Bernard, chairman of the charity, said: “If you
are looking for an
interesting and
worthwhile
couple of hours
on a Monday or
Friday afternoon,
please come and
visit us.
“If we are busy,
you will be most
welcome and
pressed into service. If we are not
so pressured,
someone will put
the kettle on!”

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