Hull Fair returns!
This Friday [8 October 2021], the lights will be flashing and the smell of food will fill the air as Hull Fair finally returns!
After being postponed last year due to Covid-19, we know many are eagerly awaiting to once again walk down Walton Street with candy floss in hand.
Our teams are out and about every day and night throughout the event, supporting Hull City Council, so that you can enjoy your time at the fair.
Officers, PCSOs, cadets and police volunteers will be in attendance so there’ll be plenty of friendly faces to help you out should you need it.
Superintendent Matthew Peach said: “We are looking forward to supporting Hull City Council, the showman guilds and other partners to ensure everyone enjoys the Fair, especially after it being cancelled last year.
“It is a fantastic and enjoyable event with people visiting from all over to enjoy the Hull Fair experience
“Police officers and PCSO’s will be present at the fair every day and night to make sure that both visitors and workers feel safe throughout the week. You can come up and speak to us to report any concerns or to tell us about your time at the fair.
“I want to be clear that any person attending the fair who is committing crimes or anti-social behaviour will be dealt with robustly by my officers to ensure the local community have a great time.
“If you have any concerns about anything you see at the fair, please come and speak with the Hull City Council stewards or any of the police officers who will be on the podiums as they are every year.
“You can also get in touch by calling our non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. If someone is in immediate danger or there is a crime in progress call 999.”
Ahead of the fair, here are some tips and advice to help you stay safe:
- Leave any valuables such as tablets, jewellery and credit cards at home. Only take with you what you absolutely need and remember to lock all windows and doors before you leave your home
- Consider using one of the park and ride services if possible
- If you are driving, park in a well-lit busy area and agree on a pre-arranged meeting place should you become separated from friends or family
- Consider wearing clothes that have pockets with zips to keep your money and mobile phones secure
- If you are taking small children to the fair, take a photo of them beforehand so we can see exactly what they are wearing should they go missing
- Write your contact details on a piece of paper and put it in the pocket of the children that you are taking so we can get in touch if we find them
- Just in case you need them, make sure you are familiar with the location of First aid, the Police and the Lost/Found children offices.
If you see anything suspicious, immediately report it to a police officer, PCSO, steward or fairground staff.