Letter: Food festival - Surely we can do better than this?

Streatfood Festival. Busy  on their cocktail bar  are Mason Atkinson, Tigerlily Gray and David Truby. (1708263AM2)
Streatfood Festival. Busy on their cocktail bar are Mason Atkinson, Tigerlily Gray and David Truby. (1708263AM2)

Can anyone tell me the thinking behind the hideous gathering over this weekend in Valley Gardens which apparently masquerades as a family food festival?

To my mind these are normally splendid occasions with lots of diverse foods and local produce - the one in Leyburn being a fine example.

What we saw here was gluttony on a plate namely a collection of burger and pizza vans. Is this what Harrogate wishes to associate itself with?

Is the council so short of money that it will prostitute itself in such a way?

I can not recall seeing such an unattractive event in such an attractive location.

I know we doctors are often accuse of being killjoys but come on, surely we can do better than this.

Dr Chris Daley

Harrogate