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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Apply now to be a marshal at Ormskirk Motorfest on 28 August 2016

The Ormskirk MotorFest returns to the town centre on Sunday 28 August and organisers are looking for volunteer marshals to join in the fun and make this wonderful event go smoothly.

Thousands of people are expected to enjoy the free motoring extravaganza, which is one of the north west’s biggest free family events. More than 300 classic and competition vehicles from all eras of motoring will be on display in Coronation Park and Ormskirk town centre streets.

Organisers are looking for volunteer marshals to help, particularly with the parade laps which are due to take place in the afternoon. Some can assist in the morning, or they can stay all day to help out.

The Ormskirk MotorFest is a free event organised by Aintree Circuit Club, supported by West Lancashire Borough Council.

Councillor John Hodson, portfolio holder for Planning, said: “Volunteer marshals play a key role in making the Ormskirk MotorFest memorable for everyone, and have a lot of fun at the event.”

Mike Ashcroft, Aintree Circuit Club Chairman, said: “Volunteering to be a marshal is a great way to become involved in the MotorFest. So please sign up as soon as you can to become part of the team making this fantastic event a reality.”

Marshals will be needed in the morning to help ensure vehicles safely arrive at their allocated display positions. The marshals will need to be there at 7.30am for this task, and will be expected to attend a briefing on this before the day of MotorFest.

Once all the vehicles are in place, which will be by 10am, there is a break period before the parades in the afternoon. Marshals will then be on duty to assist vehicles to get out onto the parade route and to be positioned at locations around the course to ensure the cavalcade goes smoothly.

For the parades, marshals will need to report to the marshals’ centre by 12.30pm as they will need to register first and attend a marshals’ briefing before going out on post for 2pm. All the volunteer marshals will receive a refreshment voucher.

To volunteer to be a marshal please visit the MotorFest website (external link) by 20 August. Marshals attending for the full day will receive an expenses payment of £25 and those available for the morning will receive £15. The change over point is 12.30pm.

The Ormskirk MotorFest is in line with the new Ormskirk Town Centre Strategy, one of the aims of which is to have more events in Ormskirk town centre.

Councillor Hodson said: “With many thousands of visitors expected to come to Ormskirk for the MotorFest, we hope that Town Centre businesses will take advantage of this great opportunity and open up on MotorFest day.”


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