Appleby Horse Fair set to begin

Motorists are being warned to beware horse drawn vehicles as up to 40,000 travellers flock to Appleby for their annual fair.

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Police live web chat for Appleby Horse Fair

Cumbria Police are hosting a live web chat on Wednesday dealing with all questions and issues around this year's Appleby Horse Fair. The panel will comprise representatives of the police, travelling community and Eden District Council.

This year's fair will take place from the 7th to the 13th of June. Appleby has a resident population of 2,500 but during the Fair it rises to around 12,000 with an additional 30,000 visitors turning up to watch the spectacle.

Anyone with questions about this year's event can take part in the web chat between 7pm and 9pm on Wednesday 23rd of May by clicking here

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