Message from Humberside Police:-
Hull Fair, organised by the Hull City Council, will take place on Walton Street between Friday 5 October and Saturday 13 October. Thousands of people are expected to visit the fair on a daily basis with the biggest numbers expected on the weekends and evenings.
We will have officers, volunteers special constables and PCSOs out and about both on Walton Street and Hull City Centre to keep you safe whilst the fair is in town.
We are working with Hull City Council, the Showman’s Guild, local licensees and residents amongst others to ensure everyone going can enjoy the event.
Chief Inspector James Glansfield said: “Hull Fair is a fantastic event and enjoyed by the thousands of people who attend. As usual we will be there as a reassuring presence so that everyone has a great experience. The officers are really looking forward keeping people safe and meeting the fairgoers.
“Last year we only had a couple of arrests as the vast majority of people that attend Hull Fair are law abiding people. Hull Fair is a family event and there’s no place for anti-social behaviour if anyone does commit crime or act in an anti-social way they can expect to be dealt with firmly so that they don’t affect anyone else’s enjoyment.
“If you’re worried about anything or see anything untoward come and tell us. An estimated 80,000 people visit Hull Fair over the 9 days and we’re there to make sure that everyone can enjoy themselves safely.
“Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to the local residents and visitors are urged to be respectful of those that live in the area.
“We will be keeping our social media channels active throughout the fair. The best way to keep in touch with the police information is through the Hull Central Community Police on Facebook and Twitter or @InspSSnowden.
“We love to see everyone having a great time and if you are going to the fair don’t forget to #coppaselfie with one of the officers.”
If you’re coming along to the fair, please plan ahead and think about how you’re going to get there. There will be busses and the park and ride schemes running again this year so you don’t need to drive into the city to try and get parked. @EMYMS @StageCoach
Hull’s Neighbourhood Policing Chief Inspector Michelle Garlick has provided some crime prevention tips below to help make sure that while they attend the fair they don’t become a victim of crime.
The top 10 crime prevention tips to enjoy Hull Fair safely are:
BEFORE SETTING OFF
1. 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 home.
2. Drinking alcohol on buses is prohibited and anyone caught trying to carry alcohol on to buses will be refused entry and anyone caught drinking alcohol on a bus will be asked to get off. While on the buses you should respect the rights of other passengers by keeping noise down to a minimum and not smoking.
3. If you drive to the fair, park in a well-lit busy area and remember where you parked!
4. When you leave your car ensure nothing is on view, remove all valuables and wipe off Sat Nav sucker marks from the windscreen. Don’t forget a bag of rubbish in a foot well of a car can appear tempting to a passing opportunist thief. It’s always good practice to take anything out of the car which is not currently being used… are you really going to need the golf clubs?
WHILE AT HULL FAIR
5. Keep your money and mobile phones in a safe and secure place. Consider wearing clothes that have pockets with zips or using a money belt to keep your property safe. Only take the amount of money you will need and remember to keep your bus fare safe, if using public transport.
6. If you see anything suspicious report it immediately to a police officer, PCSO, stewards or fairground staff.
7. If you are attending the fair with small children, consider using a wrist link or harness to prevent them wandering off. Give children their guardian’s contact details, preferably with a mobile telephone number. Carrying these contact details will enable any child who becomes lost, to be reunited quickly. Make sure your child knows who to go to if they get lost, show them police officers and PCSOs, if appropriate. Arrange a pre-meeting point should you get separated from your friends or family – or come and find one of our many patrolling officers
8. Make sure you are familiar with the location of the Police, First Aid and Lost/Found children offices.
9. Have a pre-arranged meeting place to go to in the event of you becoming separated from friends/relatives.
10. If travelling by bus, make sure you keep enough money aside for your bus fare home. Be sure where, and which bus, you need to get on in advance.
The Hull Daily Mail have published a very useful detailed guide to what’s on and they have detailed the bus services and road closures. If you want more information about these follow this link: HDM Hull Fair