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Travellers arrive in Seamer ahead of fair

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Seamer Horse Fair
A young traveller with his horse 
Pictures by Neil Silk
12/07/14

142844b Seamer Horse Fair A young traveller with his horse Pictures by Neil Silk 12/07/14

The travelling community will to descend on Seamer this weekend for the annual horse fair.

Hundreds are expected to arrive at the site ahead of the Seamer Horse Fair, which takes place on Tuesday, and the site is already lively.

Both Scarborough Council and North Yorkshire Police have said there will be a “zero tolerance” approach taken towards troublemakers this year.

And police say they will have a large presence on the site, located just off the B1261 between Seamer and Crossgates.

Trading standards officers from the county council will also be present, along with RSPCA employees to help ensure the welfare of the animals.

Last year’s event passed off relatively peacefully, with just a handful of incidents, and the organisations involved in this years event are hopeful this can go the same way.

Measures put in place by the agencies to try and do this include CCTV, which will monitor the site 24 hours a day.

And a 5mph speed limit will also be enforced, with anybody found flouting it facing a lifetime ban from the site.

Call the council on (01723) 232323 for details of the fair.

 
 
 

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