Big numbers flocked to Ashby Statutes despite the annual event being delayed by a week, says Town Council

By Ashby Nub News Reporter

28th Sep 2022 | Local News

Photos: Ashby de la Zouch Town Council
Photos: Ashby de la Zouch Town Council

Ashby de la Zouch Town Council has reported 'very high' crowds for the re-arranged Statutes which ended last night (Tuesday).

The event was postponed for a week as a mark of respect following the period of mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II earlier this month.

But a small children's ride was placed on Brook Street car park on Saturday, September 17. 

A small ride was placed in Brook Street to make sure there was no break in the 'Statute'

The ride was assembled and operational and this followed the same protocol that was put into place two years ago when the event was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic - ensuring that the 'Statute' is honoured and that there was no break.

Pat Collins Fun Fairs and the Harris Family have thanked officers and councillors at North West Leicestershire District Council, Ashby de la Zouch Town Council and Leicestershire County Council for their support in managing to rearrange the planning and delivery of the event at such short notice.

Ashby Town Centre Manager, Stuart Benson, said: "Over the five-day period the town came alive with all the traditional sights, sounds and smell off hotdogs, burgers and candy floss which it has become accustomed to. 

"Visitor numbers were very high especially on the Friday and Saturday evening, with the Sunday opening being a more relaxed feel for families and proved very popular this year with more visitors. 

"There was also the return of the traditional outdoor church service on Sunday morning which was well attended.

"On Monday, the fair welcomed 500 children who have various disabilities, along with their carers, to enjoy all the fun of the fair free of charge.

"Thanks to the organisation and support of Ashby & Coalville Lions Club, along with students from Ashby School who volunteered for the morning, it was a real treat to see the children enjoying themselves."

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