Charter Fair fun returns to Stevenage

16 Sep 2015

Stevenage’s annual Charter Fair returns to the town for a two-day visit on Tuesday 22 September.

A host of rides and stalls will adorn the High Street between 2.45pm and midnight on 22 and 23 September. The High Street will be closed to traffic during those times.

Drapers Way will be closed from 6am 21 September to 6am 24 September. Hitchin Road, Lytton Way and High Street (from junction of Martin’s Way and Hitchin Road to junction of Trinity Road and High Street) will be closed on 22 and 23 September from 2.45pm to midnight.

Alternative signed routes will be provided while the road closures are in place.

The Charter Fair is part of the history of the town, and has been held every year since King Edward I granted a charter in 1281, giving Stevenage the right to hold a weekly market and yearly fair for all time.

Councillor Richard Henry, Executive Member for Children, Young People and Leisure, said: “With its traditional fairground stalls and rides, the Charter Fair is one of the social highlights for Stevenage. I will be joining the many thousands of visitors in the High Street enjoying the delights of the fair.”

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