Hope for Hull Fair as fairgrounds set to reopen
Last year, Hull Fair joined the extensive list of events to be affected by restrictions on large gatherings.
Set to take place in October, it was the first time in 75 years that Hull Fair had been officially cancelled.
But, as the Prime Minister announces the roadmap out of lockdown, it looks as if there may be a strong chance of the event going ahead this year.
Speaking at the time, Councillor Dave Craker, Hull City Council’s portfolio holder for leisure and culture, said:
“It’s incredibly disappointing that we have had to cancel these popular events.
“Months of planning is involved in events of this scale and unfortunately under current Government guidelines we are unable to see a way of holding them safely in their current formats.
“The public health of our residents is paramount and we are now working with the city’s other event providers to ensure we are in a position to make 2021 a year to remember.”
Fairgrounds in England are permitted to reopen on June 21, which the organisers of Hull Fair have called the “light at the end of this long dark tunnel.”
The final step in the four-month lockdown relaxation, as announced on Monday, includes the reopening of large events.
Limits on social contact will also be removed on June 21.
“We can’t wait to get back in business,” added a spokesperson for the event.