New president for West Show

MARK LE PREVOST has been elected as the new president of the West Show committee, saying he will do his best to ensure it goes ahead this year.

Mark Le Prevost, the new president of the West Show, making flour at another popular summer event, the Vintage Agricultural Show. (Picture by Sophie Rabey 29244590)
Mark Le Prevost, the new president of the West Show, making flour at another popular summer event, the Vintage Agricultural Show. (Picture by Sophie Rabey 29244590)

For 25 years he has helped to organise the show, 23 of them as a committee member and five as vice-president.

Due to lockdown restrictions, the show’s annual meeting was held remotely.

Linda Reddall was elected as the newest committee member, with vice-presidents Andre Mayor, Peter Le Lacheur and Dan Hamon announced.

With his previous experience Mr Le Prevost said he doubts there will be a huge change this year to usual years, bar the extra responsibility and a few more grey hairs.

‘Obviously, this year is not going to be without its challenges,’ he said.

Planning for this year’s show on 18 and 19 August is well under way, with updates being posted through Facebook and the show’s website.

‘We are extremely hopeful that Guernsey will be in the position it was previously,’ he said.

‘However, the format may have to change dependent on the travel restrictions in place closer to August.

‘The committee are determined to do their best to make sure that the West Show will go ahead this year but are aware of how quickly this could change.’

Public safety is the committee’s top priority.

‘The show is an important part of Guernsey’s heritage and I feel it is important that we retain the traditional aspects of the show, whilst at the same time moving forward and ensuring that we keep it going for future generations to enjoy,’ he said.

Organising the show takes a huge amount of time and effort throughout the year for all involved.

‘I’m looking forward to leading the committee and continuing the great work that is done to ensure that we put on the best show that we can for the public.’

. Visit thewestshow.com or facebook.com/WestShowGuernsey/ for more.

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