Horse fair go’s ahead in Mountsorrel this Friday.

Updated: Jun 23

Event organisers are working with police and the borough council to minimise the impact on traffic.



The Betty Hensers Horse Fair will take place this coming weekend of the 24th to 27th June 2021.


Charnwood Police said, "The event takes place on land that is privately-owned, and it is the responsibility of the event organiser(s) to decide if an event goes ahead.



"Leicestershire Police and Charnwood Borough Council are working together to offer guidance and support to the organisers and the local communities in the lead up to the event and for the event itself."


In previous years the event has caused congestion on the A6 as hundreds of visitors came to the fair, causing long delays and interruption to local residents.

🔴 Updated 23/06/21


Just released, is a joint statement from Leicestershire Police, Charnwood Borough Council and Leicestershire County Council in relation to the Betty Hensers Horse Fair.


“The Betty Hensers Horse Fair in Mountsorrel is planned for this weekend of 24 to 27 June 2021.


“The event takes place on land that is privately-owned, and it is the responsibility of the event organiser(s) to decide if an event goes ahead.

“Under current Covid-19 Government regulations an event is permitted to take place with certain conditions being met and if organisers have carried out a suitable Covid-19 risk assessment and put the relevant measures in place.


This event is operating as a fair and market which is allowed under the current Covid-19 regulations.

“The organisers have made contact with Leicestershire Police, Leicestershire County Council and Charnwood Borough Council to assist them in the planning of the event to minimise the impact to traffic and local communities.

“Leicestershire Police, Leicestershire County Council and Charnwood Borough Council are working together to offer advice, guidance and support to the organisers and the local communities in the lead up to the event and for the event itself.


Police and the council continue to monitor the situation in the lead up to the event and officers will continue to be in the area on the day of the event itself.”