Ludlow Mayfair goldfish prize bid opposed

A bid to bring back goldfish as prizes at Ludlow’s Mayfair have been met with ‘overwhelming condemnation’.

A bid to bring back goldfish as prizes at Ludlow’s Mayfair have been met with ‘overwhelming condemnation’.

Veronica Calderbank, clerk of Ludlow Town Council, said the authority had received a number of e-mails opposing stallholders giving goldfish away as prizes and praising the council for its stance.

It comes ahead of a key council meeting on Monday when councillors will decide whether to maintain the ban, which was introduced two years ago by town councillors after a complaint from a member of the public.

But the issue has come back to light after stallholder Jimmy Stokes asked the town council to reconsider the ban.

Ms Calderbank said: “We have been lobbied by dozens of people who have got in touch on phone and by e-mail urging to the council not to reintroduce goldfish as prizes at the Mayfair.”

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