A funfair in Lichfield has had to be postponed after recent rainfall left the proposed site unusable.

The Waltzers

Despite the predicted warm weather over the Bank Holiday weekend, Pat Collins Funfairs said the event in Beacon Park would have to be postponed.

The rides will now not return to Lichfield until August.

Elleray Harris, marketing manager for Pat Collins Funfairs, said:

“We are gutted that our first post-lockdown event in Lichfield can’t go ahead.

“The ground is too waterlogged and we wouldn’t want to cause damage to Beacon Park bringing our heavy vehicles and rides onto the site – it wouldn’t be right, so we’ve taken the difficult decision to postpone the fair until later in the summer.

“Tickets will, of course, be refunded or can be used later in the summer.”

Elleray Harris

Plans are now under way for the funfair to visit Stowe Fields in August.

Ticket refund details are available online.

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5 Comments

  1. Why couldn’t they use the old Woolies carpark?
    We got married at the old Registry office in 1992 and went Minster pool for some photograpghs and I remember that the fair was in the carpark, we hired one of the rides and had a couple of photo’s taken.

  2. The old woolies car park is being used, most obviously, for car parking, including what LDC think is acceptable for disabled parking provision because LDC think preventing disabled people using the other spaces in the city centre that are actually useful to them will somehow slow the spread of Covid-19. So closing it to put fun fair on would take the disabled parking provision out of action. Also one of the car parks attached to Three Spires is closed complexity for maintenance in a demonstration of no sense of planning whatsoever so closing another carpark isn’t good idea. Most shops closed for over three months then when they open again someone decides that’s the time to close the car park for maintenance.

  3. Why not use the Three Spires Backcester Lane car park, nothing else seems to be happening in there.

  4. ‘Bank Holiday weekend funfair in Lichfield is postponed’

    ‘Council confirms travellers have left park in Lichfield’

    Funny coincidence?

  5. Has anyone written to their local councillor yet to suggest a bye-law banning fun in Lichfield district? Some of the posters on here would build an eloquent case, I can tell.

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