Given some of the rumours flying around Frodsham you'd think Christmas 2014 had been cancelled - or the Christmas festival at least.
It hasn't been cancelled.
The festival costs around £15,000 to stage with additional support from CWaC officers and other partners from the private sector. The direct grant support from CWaC is being reduced to around £1,250 - a contraction by around £1,250 from last year. This is less than 10% of the funding.
Personally I think Frodsham can manage this modest reduction in many different ways - and in fact we are about to ask local residents which option they would prefer.
So if anyone tells you the festival is cancelled - tell them they are wrong!