Appleby Horse Fair – Stopping Places
Appleby Horse Fair this year takes place on 8-14 June.
Via their website, the organisers of the Fair have published advice on temporary stopping places for those travelling to the fair. To quote some of this advice:
These temporary sites will be regularly visited by representatives from both Cumbria Constabulary and Eden District Council during the period of occupation.
The horse fair is not an organised event and so no one is actually responsible for its conduct.
Eden District Council provide a regular rubbish collection for the duration of the fair together with the provision of toilets and a clean- up service when the travellers have gone. The contact at EDC is Emma Brass 01768 212366.
Cumbria Constabulary provide regular patrols and will respond as normal to any issues of criminality or anti- social behaviour. Sergeant Andy Milburn is responsible for the mobile teams patrolling the area and he can be reached, when on duty, by phoning the non-emergency number 101, selecting option 2, and dialling 41516.
NOTE: In an emergency situation, as usual phone 999.
Your parish council has submitted a plan to Eden District Council showing some restrictions on parts of the village greens. It has been published on the Appleby Fair website.
The essence of the plan is reproduced below.
“Great Asby village greens will be available to Gypsies and Travellers to stay on their way to and from Appleby Fair, however, there are limits set as regards the areas and dates of use which must be adhered to.
In response to problems encountered in recent years, when there has been some unacceptable behaviour, restrictions will be in place for 2017. This will result in some areas of the village greens being unavailable for caravans or other vehicles, however, these areas will still be available for horse grazing.
Please do not arrive before Tuesday 6 June 2017. Toilets and rubbish collection will be provided.
Please respect the facilities provided and the land provided by the village. Please note that this land is privately owned and you do not have a legal right to be on this land. Failure to behave responsibly and to respect others’ property may lead to this land being unavailable in the future.“
Download the full version of the plan here.