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Ashby welcomes the return of Statutes Fair

The annual family favourite Ashby Statues Fair will be bringing colour and excitement back to the town next week.

This ever-popular funfair opens on Friday 15 September and will provide five days of fun right up until the evening of Tuesday 19 September.

From waltzers to dodgems, and hook a duck to darts, there will be lots of entertainment, rides and attractions for everyone to enjoy.

The opening times for the fair are:

  • Friday 15 September - 6pm to 11pm
  • Saturday 16 September - noon to 11pm
  • Sunday 17 September - 12noon to 6pm (for families with younger children)
  • Monday 18 September - 4pm to 11pm  (during the morning the fair is open to disabled children which is organised by Ashby Lions and supported by Ashby School)
  • Tuesday 20 September - 4pm to 10pm

Councillor Alison Smith MBE, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community Services at North West Leicestershire District Council, said: “It is always lovely to see families and young people enjoying this annual event in the centre of Ashby.

“Please do come down, support your local town, bring your friends and enjoy yourself.

“There are openings on Sunday afternoon and Monday morning especially for very young children or those with disabilities. It’s a chance to enjoy everything the fair has to offer away from the hustle and bustle of the very busy evenings on Friday and Saturday.”

Motorists are asked to note a number of road closures for the duration of the fair. Market Street and Brook Street will be closed and a one-way diversion will be in place from the morning of Friday 15 September to 9am on Wednesday 20 September. Temporary bus stops will be in operation in North Street, The Green, and South Street near the car park. 

Bin collections 

To gain access ahead of the Statutes Fair, recycling and garden waste collection crews will make their collections slightly earlier than normal from 6am onwards on Friday 15 September. Please leave your scheduled containers out the night before, or by 6am at the latest on the collection day to ensure they are collected. 

Letters have been sent out to those streets which will be affected by earlier bin collections.

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