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Paul Cowell – Southwark Leisure Department

As I sit here in the office my eyes still tired, my feet still aching and my brain slightly fuzzy there is an overwhelming sense of pride that comes over me when people ask how the weekend went. Many, many people have contacted us, bumped into us or passed on their comments and thoughts about the weekend and bar one complaint (about the rubbish, it would not be the same without a complaint about the rubbish) they have all been massively positive.

Thank you for your contributions, hard work and commitment but it simply astounds me every time we deliver events of this scale and quality. When it comes to producing one of the best free weekends in the country, we really show the rest how to do it. The attendance levels this year are estimated at 10,000 for Vibrations, Carnaval del Pueblo Parade 31,000, and Carnaval del Pueblo Festival at 100,000 giving a grand total of 141,000 people enjoying the  best of Southwark over 2 days. That’s quite cool isn’t it.

 (See Irvin Leisure News Pages highlights of 2007 for more on this event)

Paul Cowell – Southwark Leisure Department