THE signs are up in Ludlow annoucing the arrival of the Mayfair.

Vehicles started arriving for the set-up on Wednesday afternoon from 5pm in Mill Street, The Market Square and Events Square.

It’s quite a tradition to watch the skill of the drivers as they enter the streets of Ludlow and successfully navigate the narrow road by the Buttercross.

Road closures have started and will continue until Tuesday at 10am.

The roads affected are High St, Mill St, Castle Sq, Dinham between Castle Sq and Camp Lane. Through traffic is prohibited from travelling north on Broad St between Bell Lann and High St and the one way traffic order for Bell Lane is suspended.

In the past the May Fair has caused some controversy with complaints about noise and inconvenience to people living to the town centre.

However, supporters have pointed out that the Fair is an important historical tradition in Ludlow and brings many residents as well as visitors into the town centre providing a boost to businesses.

Ludlow Town Council is encouraging people to Please join the Mayor of Ludlow, Tim Gill and members of Ludlow Town Council for a special service on Sunday with the congregation assembled in the dodgem cars and around the exterior of the ride.

Residents and visitors are welcome to join the service that has become very much part of the calendar of events in the town.

Due to recent repeated incidences of inconsiderate parking, there is a temporary waiting restricting parking order that will last until Monday, May 15 on Castle Square to enable the setting up of the Spring Festival and the Mayfair. The May Fair opens at 4pm on today.