Troublemakers warned to stay away from Gawthorpe fair

Gawthorpe Maypole Carnival. The procession.
Gawthorpe Maypole Carnival. The procession.

Troublemakers have been warned to stay away from Gawthorpe Fair.

The annual fair, which takes place over the May Day bank holiday weekend, has been blighted by yobs causing anti-social behaviour during the past few years.

The event, run by Wakefield Council and other organisations, will include maypole dancing, street entertainment and a funfair in the village.

Coun Maureen Cummings, cabinet member for communities, said: “We are all working together to make sure the Gawthorpe Fair is an enjoyable event which continues for many years to come.

“The vast majority of people who come to the fair do so to have fun.

“Sadly, in the past we have had some incidents of anti-social behaviour.

“Our message to anyone who wants to spoil this event is clear – anti-social behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”

The Stewart Robinson and Sons Fun Fair is open from 6pm on Friday, May 2, 1pm on Saturday, 2pm on Sunday and 2pm on Monday, May 5

Anyone with information about crime or anti-social behaviour at this event should contact their police on 101 or in an emergency call 999.