No circus event for park

A REQUEST to stage circus performances in Ponteland Park has been turned down.

The family-run enterprise, Paulos Circus, said it would only have human acts and it required a space equivalent to the size of half a football pitch. Those involved would need to reside in the park during the three-day period.

While councillors were not against such an event taking place in Ponteland, it was felt that the park was not a suitable location due to the possible damage that could be caused, access issues and the impact on nearby residents.