The Great British Circus, which had approached Nettleham Parish Council to potentially lease Mulsanne Park, which uses lions, tigers and other animals in performances, will be pitching up in Waddington later this month.
The circus' imminent arrival has generated a storm of opposition from locals and animal rights campaigners. Activists say they are outraged that the group still uses animals, while residents say the circus will be too noisy and clog up local roads during its three-week stay.
Bosses at the circus insist they adhere to world-class standards in looking after their animals; however, opponents are still hoping they can halt the plans before the circus arrives on Sunday 21st February 2010.
Mr. David McKennacorrect, a resident from Hobart Close in Waddington, said 'one-hundred and one percent' of his village was against it.
"We are going to do our damnedest to stop this."
"The whole thing will be a disaster."