In response to an enquiry from the media today we issued the following statement in regards to businesses and Midsummer Fair:
The council has not advised any business on their hours of operation during Midsummer Fair.
The council is supporting the Midsummer Fair event with a range of measures to ensure it is well-managed. This includes working with the police and other public service partners so we are able to respond to any community impacts that arise from the event in a timely and manner.
More information on the work the council is doing to support the event is available here.
The executive councillor leading on this matter is Cllr Alex Collis, (Labour) Executive Councillor for Open Spaces, Food Justice and Community Development. Spokespersons from the other political groups on this issue are Cllr Cheney Payne (Liberal Democrat) and Cllr Hannah Copley (Green/Independent Group)