Sharing the park with Traveller families 

Thanks concerned Riverfesters who flagged to us overnight that some families of Travellers are on Riverside Park right now.

We a) note it and b) are happy to share that it has no impact on Riverfest whatsoever! The families are in a section of the park we won’t be using and are a little way away from our busy area. 

If you are local you probably know that the Wickham Horse Fair – a big event in the Traveller calendar – is this weekend. It wouldnt be surprising if the families have moved on again by the time we arrive next weekend. 

I’ve dropped an email to our contact in the Events support team at the council to ask if there is anything they want us to consider or be aware of if the families are still with us next weekend. I expect they would just join the fun – they are most welcome.


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