THERE will be no May Fair in Ludlow this year.

Fun lovers had had their hopes raised after the Town Council decided to look again at its original decision to cancel the Fair that should have taken place on the Bank Holiday at the beginning of the month.

But after looking at alternative proposals the Council has decided that it would not be safe.

This has caused considerable reaction on social media and the town's three newly elected Shropshire councillors Andy Boddington, Vivienne Parry and Tracey Huffer all want the council to think again as does Richard Huffer, who represents Clee on Shropshire Council.

But the town council says that as there is no alternative site to the town centre people, will have to wait until 2022 for the return of the Fair.

'Ludlow Town Council has reached a majority conclusion that regretfully the Mayfair could not be held safely during the late May Bank Holiday, and the council does not give permission for its land to be used,' said a town council statement.

‘It is has been a difficult decision, but unfortunately, Ludlow does not have a self-contained site like Tenbury.

‘Ludlow Town Council looks forward to welcoming the Mayfair to Ludlow in 2022.’