All the fun of the fair

Hull: We’ll be there to help you enjoy your visit

3 Oct 2017

Uniformed police officers will be stepping up patrols of the Walton Street area for the duration of Hull Fair. 

We will be working in partnership with Hull City Council, the Showman’s Guild, local licensees and residents amongst others to ensure fairgoers can enjoy the event in a safe environment. 

The 2017 Hull Fair organised by the Hull City Council Events Team will take place on Walton Street between Friday 6 October and Saturday 14 October. 

Thousands of people are expected to visit the fair on a daily basis with the largest numbers expected during the evenings and police will be staffing the event accordingly with high visibility patrols. 

Uniformed officers will be working closely with the accredited professional stewards to provide public reassurance, and working to ensure the fair is organised and conducted in such a way that visitors, fair workers and everyone else involved remain safe and well. 

Police officers, Police Community Support Officers and Special Constables will all be at Hull Fair to provide a highly visible presence to prevent crime and deal with any possible disorder.

Inspector Scott Snowden said: “Hull Fair is a fantastic safe event for the city and enjoyed by the thousands of people who attend. As usual we will be there as a reassuring presence to ensure everyone has a great experience and officers are really looking forward to engaging with fair goers. 

“The vast majority of those who attend Hull Fair are law abiding people but if anyone does commit crime or act in an anti-social manner they can expect to be dealt with robustly so that their actions don’t affect anyone else’s enjoyment of the event.”

Efforts will be made to minimise disruption to people living in the area and road users in the vicinity and visitors are urged to be respectful of the residents.

Follow @InspSSnowden on Twitter for Hull Fair related updates throughout the week. 

The top 10 crime prevention tips to enjoy Hull Fair Safely are:

BEFORE SETTING OFF
1. Leave any valuables such as iPods, jewellery and credit cards at home; only take with you what you absolutely need and remember to lock all windows and doors before you set off.

GETTING THERE
2. Drinking alcohol on buses is prohibited and anyone caught trying to carry alcohol on to buses will be refused entry and anyone caught drinking alcohol on a bus will be asked to get off. While on the buses you should respect the rights of other passengers by keeping noise down to a minimum and not smoking.
3. If you drive to the fair, park in a well-lit busy area and remember where you parked!
4. When you leave your car ensure nothing is on view, remove all valuables and wipe off Sat Nav sucker marks from the windscreen. Don’t forget a bag of rubbish in a foot well of a car can appear tempting to a passing opportunist thief. It’s always good practice to take anything out of the car which is not currently being used… are you really going to need the golf clubs?

WHILE AT HULL FAIR
5. Keep your money and mobile phones in a safe and secure place. Consider wearing clothes that have pockets with zips or using a money belt to keep your property safe. Only take the amount of money you will need and remember to keep your bus fare safe, if using public transport.
6. If you see anything suspicious report it immediately to a Police Officer, Police Community Support Officer, Stewards or Fairground Staff.
7. If you are attending the fair with small children, consider using a wrist link or harness to prevent them wandering off. Give children their guardian’s contact details, preferably with a mobile telephone number. Carrying these contact details will enable any child who becomes lost, to be reunited quickly. Make sure your child knows who to go to if they get lost, show them Police officers and Police Community Support Officers, if appropriate.
8. Make sure you are familiar with the location of the Police, First Aid and Lost/Found children offices.

GETTING HOME
9. Have a pre-arranged meeting place to go to in the event of you becoming separated from friends/relatives.
10. If travelling by bus, ensure you keep enough money aside for your bus fare home. Be sure where, and which bus, you need to get on in advance.

People planning to attend the fair are urged to consider how they are getting there in advance, with numerous bus services available, as well as, a park and ride service.