Fair play to the people of Ilkeston!
Erewash Borough Council has sent out a thank you to the residents and businesses of Ilkeston for once again welcoming the annual Charter Fair to their town and for making last week’s event such a big success.
The 765th Ilkeston Fair – one of the largest and oldest street fairs in Europe - was attended by people of all ages and proved another colourful spectacle as stalls and rides helped create a family fun atmosphere.
The council has also given its thanks to the Showmen’s Guild, local bus companies, the emergency services – including Derbyshire Constabulary and the Fire and Rescue Service – and the security and medical teams who helped ensure the historic event ran so smoothly.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“This historic fair has taken place for 765 years, but we know it does cause disruption and we applaud local residents for their patience and understanding and the welcome they give to this wonderful street fair. The opening ceremony saw a remarkable turnout despite torrential rain. Well done, too, to all the people and organisations who worked tirelessly to make it such a success.”