Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Road closure warnings for Wickham Horse Fair

Police have warned motorists to be aware of major road closures and possible traffic disruption during a Hampshire horse fair on Monday.

Wickham Horse Fair place in The Square, Wickham, which will be closed to traffic from 05:00 BST until 20:00.

The A334 Winchester Road will also be closed between Blind Lane and the A32 roundabout junction.

The A32 southbound at Hoads Hill will be used for parking. Vehicles in unauthorised places will be removed.

Arrangements have been made for horse boxes to be be parked on a section of the east side of the A334 in the village.

Officers said residents had been made aware of a dedicated emergency telephone number for "unforeseen personal emergencies".

Ch Insp Andy Houghton said: " This event is steeped in history for Wickham and we have been working closely with Hampshire County Council, Winchester City Council, Wickham Parish Council and other agencies to help maintain a safe environment for visitors and residents to enjoy the day."

He added officers in high visibility uniforms would be available throughout the event.

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