LUDLOW Town Council has confirmed that due to the restrictions imposed by government and the open plan nature of the town centre site, Ludlow Mayfair will not take place in 2021.

The Council considered the news that theme parks and funfairs can open from Monday, April 12.

However, it concluded that Mill Street, the Market Square and surrounding streets are residential, and they cannot be considered on the same terms as a purpose built theme park or funfair.

The Mayfair site is a public place, and there are no gates to restrict access or limit numbers.

Ludlow Town Council sought advice from Shropshire Council public protection officers, and their advice centred around the key question of can measures be put in place to ensure the Mayfair can be made Covid-19 Secure and compliant with government requirements?

This would require the numbers of people attending to be controlled and their access to the area limited, which unfortunately is not possible in open streets.

The town looks forward to welcoming the May fair in 2022.