Plans for bank holiday horse fair in East Durham

The annual horse fair parade when it visited Horden.

The annual horse fair parade when it visited Horden.

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A horse fair and parade is being planned on the outskirts of an East Durham village next weekend.

Police say they are in discussions with the organisers of the event, which is proposed for the bank holiday weekend.

We have no reason to believe there will be any problems or incidents related to this but understand that members of the community may be concerned.

Durham Constabulary

The organisers plan to hold it on land off the A182 South Hetton road, between the roundabout to the A19, Easington Village and Durham Lane to Haswell Plough.

A spokesman for Durham Constabulary said: “We have no reason to believe there will be any problems or incidents related to this but understand that members of the community may be concerned.

“With this in mind there will be a policing and council presence in the area throughout the event.

“At midday on the bank holiday Monday, a horse drive will take place as part of the event.

“This is a circular route from the site through South Hetton and Haswell then back to the site.

“This drive will last for about an hour and there is no requirement for any roads to be closed.

“As well as having officers on site you can ring 101 to speak with the neighbourhood policing team.

“A mobile police information point will also be nearby should anyone want to drop in.

“Neighbourhood Wardens will be on duty.”

Anyone with concerns can contact police and council’s wardens on 101.

The bank holiday horse fair has previously been held in Seaham, Easington Colliery, Horden and Blackhall.