MAYFEST, which attracted 10,000 visitors to Oxford’s trendiest street, was so successful a second celebration is to take place.

On Bank Holiday Monday on May 6 Little Clarendon Street was closed to traffic and shops spilled out onto the road, as hundreds of people enjoyed all the city's ‘most trendy street’ has to offer.

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Now a committee, featuring traders and civic leaders, which organised the celebration of independent shops, is planning a follow-up event next month.

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And it is hoping the street festival on Sunday, July 21 from 1pm to 10pm will be as successful as Mayfest.

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Committee chairman John Mair said: “Mayfest had 10,000 visitors so we are aiming to attract the same number this time.

“We have asked football legend Martin Keown to come along at 1pm and open Julyfest.

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“There will be 20 stalls, including at least eight food stalls and three or four street bars and all shops and restaurants will be open from 1pm - there will be music until late.”

The event is being financed by contributions from traders and colleges and the university.

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Mr Mair, who lives nearby, added: “We are delighted that Mayfest was such a success.

“We will continue with Julyfest and an Octoberfest.

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“Little Clarendon Street is back on the up, right at the centre of Jericho life day and night where it should be.

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“With the new humanities building in the Radcliffe Observatory quarter the future is very bright for Little Clarendon Street.”

On May 6 longstanding businesses including tapas bar Al-Andalus and bistro Pierre Victoire joined forces with relative newcomers including the Jericho Cheese Company and The Oxford Wine Cafe to organise the event with the help of a committee of residents, councillors and university representatives.

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Mr Mair said earlier that he was pleased traders were rallying to give the street a lift after it ‘lost it’s way a little bit’.

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Some traders have said the opening of Westgate Centre in 2017, as well as economic uncertainty caused by Brexit, have had an effect on footfall.

But new businesses have given visitor numbers a boost, including Gail’s Bakery.

The Duke of Cambridge and Common Ground cafe and social workspace are also backing the committee.

If Octoberfest proves a success there could be a Christmas event.