Game Fair in Alcester could cause major disruption on roads

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Drivers are being urged to plan their journeys carefully during this weekend’s Game Fair at Ragley Hall, Alcester, in order to avoid delays and reduce congestion on the roads.

The event is the largest of its kind to be held in Europe, and is expected to attract 120,000 visitors over its three day duration from Friday July 29 to Sunday July 31.

A traffic management plan is in place to cope with the estimated 15,000 vehicles per day going to and from the fair.

Warwickshire Police are advising motorists to avoid travelling around the area at peak times, or to allow extra time for their journey.

Sgt Bob Shaw from Warwickshire Police said: “Our primary objective is that of road safety, however we also aim to keep any disruption to the road system to an absolute minimum and ensure that a return to normality occurs as soon as possible.

“Whilst we have done our best to meet the needs of the local communities and those of the visitors to the show, with 120,000 people to deliver safely to and from the event site over a three-day period there is no perfect solution and a degree of inconvenience is unfortunately inevitable.”