Chichester arts fest firm wound up

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THE company which ran Chichester’s annual festivities has been put into liquidation.

This year the summer arts festival was forced to cancel its single biggest event because of waterlogged car parks at Goodwood during the summer.

Its fireworks finale was rescheduled and due to take place in September, but yesterday a statement by the Chichester Festivities board revealed that they have applied to place the company into voluntary liquidation.

The statement said: ‘The board of directors of Chichester Festivities has considered the company’s financial position and the feasibility of re-running the concert in September.

‘The board is very grateful for all the help that has been provided over many years from the cathedral, Goodwood, our sponsors and supporters as well as from the local community.’

Duncan Swift, of chartered accountants Moore Stephens, will contact the company’s creditors within the next 10 days to arrange a meeting.