Appleby Horse Fair 2021 - Update 29/3/21

29 March 2021

Appleby Horse Fair Multi-Agency Strategic Co-ordinating Group met today to discuss the 2021 Fair.

As stated previously, the Fair cannot go ahead at its usual time in early June as Government restrictions will still be in place.

Chair of Appleby Horse Fair MASCG and Deputy Chief Executive of Eden District Council, Les Clark, said: “Today (29 March), the MASCG has considered the public health, resourcing and community relations aspects of a number of different alternatives regarding whether or not the Fair takes place this year.

“However, there are further issues which need to be considered and more parties which need to be consulted before a decision can be reached in respect of the 2021 Fair.

“Another meeting will be held by the middle of April, following which we hope to be in a position to provide further clarity.

“Our overarching aim is the safety of the public – including those attending and the settled community - and it is only right to properly consider all options before any formal decision is made.”