Street food festival forced to move after complaints from businesses

Street food festival forced to move after complaints from businesses

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Paul Miles

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Street food festival forced to move after complaints from businesses

The organiser of a popular street food festival in Maidenhead has said she 'will carry on stronger' after the decision was made to relocate it following complaints from surrounding businesses.

The first event took place in King Street in May before being confirmed as a monthly fixture and returning to the town on Friday.

But disgruntled traders along King Street created a petition which was handed to town centre manager Steph James calling for the event to be moved.

They are unhappy with falling profits caused by the event which invites a variety of food traders to show off their produce.

Esther Brienza, who set up and funded the festival single-handedly said: "I have invested a great deal of time and money in promoting this area.

"Maidenhead is my town and Maidenhead people tell me they want it. They are excited about it."

The nutrition expert and former personal trainer, who lives in Lassell Gardens, says she took great consideration in making sure none of the food sold at the festival clashed with anything sold at nearby businesses.

Pick up a copy of today's Maidenhead Advertiser to find out more.

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