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Advice issued to motorists and visitors to Wickham Horse Fair 2019

News   •   May 17, 2019 11:35 BST

We are reminding motorists to give themselves more time for their journeys ahead of this year’s Wickham Horse Fair.

The event takes place on Monday 20 May in Wickham Square, which will be closed to traffic from noon on Sunday 19 May until 8pm the following day.

The A334 will be closed between the traffic signals at Blind Lane and the roundabout junction of the A32 from 5am to 8pm on Monday.

Arrangements have been made for horse boxes to be parked on the east side of the A334 between the north end of the square and the junction at Blind Lane and Titchfield Lane.

Any vehicle parked in an unauthorised place will be towed away.

Signage has been place along the route to highlight the closures. Motorists not attending the fair may wish to consider alternative routes around Wickham.

A dedicated emergency telephone number has been set up for residents in the roads where access to their properties is affected. They have been contacted directly about this.

Superintendent Alison Heydari said: “Wickham Horse Fair is steeped in history, and once again, thousands of visitors are expected to attend.

“Anyone planning to attend should make sure they are aware of the road closure and the parking arrangements before they start their journeys.

“Officers in high visibility uniform will be on site throughout the event to respond to any issues that may arise.

“We have been working closely with organisers, local authority partners and businesses to make sure this is a safe environment for visitors and residents at the event.”