Fermain Valley Hotel steps in to host wedding fayre

A ST PETER PORT hotel has stepped forward to host a wedding fayre for disappointed exhibitors.

Fermain Valley Hotel

A ST PETER PORT hotel has stepped forward to host a wedding fayre for disappointed exhibitors.

The Fermain Valley Hotel is planning to hold the event in April for those traders who were due to promote their services at Guernsey Wedding’s cancelled fayre, which was meant to take place on Sunday.

A total of 34 exhibitors had booked stalls at the St James’ event but organiser Julie Jones decided to cancel after it emerged six stalls would not qualify for a Sunday trading licence because St James did not hold its own category G licence.

Fermain Valley events coordinator April Milnes said she had contacted Mrs Jones who had passed on details of the new event to the stallholders.

She said the hotel would not be able to accommodate as many as the St James’ event but they could potentially host most of them, depending on demand.

Comments for: "Fermain Valley Hotel steps in to host wedding fayre"

PLP

That's very nice of the hotel but if the organisers follow the same principles as they did when cancelling the St James event they will be refusing this offer.

According to the original article that event was only cancelled because 6 out of 34 exhibitors needed a Sunday Trading licence but didn't have one - the organisers deciding to cancel the entire event "in a bid to be fair to all."

As the article states the hotel won't be able to accommodate as many as St James (presumably meaning some exhibitors will miss out?) surely the organisers will be refusing this offer on the same grounds of fairness.

plp

...of course if we didn't have these daft regulations none of this would be necessary!