Cancellation of Festive Market – Fairford
Concerns over the increase in the number of people contracting coronavirus nationally and the latest government guidance has resulted in Fairford Town Council re-considering its decision to hold the Festive Market this year, which was due to take place on Friday 4th December.
This was a hard decision to for the Councillors to make, but it is clear that it would not be wise to continue this year as public safety is paramount.
Other cancellations in other locations in the County, Gloucester, Cheltenham and Cirencester and on the borders such as Bristol and Bath would have meant that our event might have prompted many more people to come into the Fairford from neighbouring towns, which could potentially cause a rise in the rate of infection within the local area and the Council feel this is an unnecessary risk.
The Wednesday Market will continue to operate, with stall holders taking responsibility for ensuring social distancing is maintained.
The festive season won’t be forgotten, as we will still be putting up the lights and the Christmas Tree in the market place.