Coronavirus has forced the Isle of Anglesey County Council to cancel this year’s Menai Bridge Fair, due to be held on Saturday, October 24th. The annual street fair attracts hundreds of people, but concerns around maintaining social distancing and potential spread of the virus has left the County Council with no choice but to cancel the popular event.
Chief Public Protection Officer, Les Pursglove, explained, “Given the scale of the event and numbers attending, we could not achieve the protective measures needed to manage the fair safely and in accordance with current Coronavirus regulations.
Unlike a travelling fair, which is held on private land, Menai Bridge Fair is held on public streets. As a result, it would not possible to safely manage the numbers attending the fair.”
He added, “It’s very unfortunate, but we must put public safety first and cannot risk further transmission of the virus on the Island.”
Businesses and stallholders have been informed of the decision and planned road closures will be lifted.
Public Portfolio holder, Councillor Richard Dew said, “This decision has been made with the best interest of the health and well-being of our residents. Given the importance of Covid-19 social distancing requirements, it would not possible or responsible for us to hold the Fair in the Menai Bridge this year. We hope, of course, that the Fair can safely return to the town in 2021.”
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