2,300 back park fairground plea

MORE than 2,300 people have signed a petition in support of a fairground operator who has been in a Sheffield park for more than 20 years.

They want the council to allow the Pullin family to continue running two roundabouts, a bouncy castle and an inflatable slides in Endcliffe Park.

The authority is inviting new tenders for the play area.

Mother-of-three Katherine Wilkinson presented the petition with 2,314 names to the council’s cabinet.

She said: “It’s the service the Pullins provide. For a very reasonable price of £1.50, as long as it isn’t busy, the children can use the bouncy castle until their legs will work no longer or have as many gos on the slide as they like. The children love the amusements and the parents love the value for money and safe environment.”

Robert Pullin said: “We’ve been at Endcliffe Park since 1990 and would like to stay.”

Council leader Coun Paul Scriven said: “The amount of signatures shows the affection people have for the Pullins. However, by law, we cannot just give them the contract – if we did, some other operator could challenge us in court.”