VIDEO: Rides on The Meadows closed after flooding but rest of Stamford Mid-Lent Fair set to continue

Ian Kennedy's photo of the flooded fair on The Meadows in Stamford EMN-161103-100327001
Ian Kennedy's photo of the flooded fair on The Meadows in Stamford EMN-161103-100327001

The Stamford Mid-Lent Fair continues this weekend but rides on The Meadows will be closed due to flooding.

The fair will remain in town until Saturday, with more than 100 colourful rides, along with food and drinks stalls and games filling both Bath Row and Broad Street.

But the rides on the Meadows will be closed today and tomorrow.

Stamford Town Council said in a statement: “Following discussions with the Emergency and Environment Agencies it has been determined that for public safety the Meadows will be closed and there no fair rides will be available on the Meadows today and tomorrow. The agencies are monitoring the high water levels and will keep the public notified via Floodline.”

But this morning (Friday, March 11) dozens of people took to Twitter to share photos of the rain waters around rides including the Magic Mouse rollercoaster.

@Kennamanga commented: “Such a shame for the fair”, while @Jollyruns said: “Feel bad for the guys that are going to have to try and pull that down tomorrow night! #washout”

The Stamford Mid-Lent Fair gets underway in 2016
Photo: Lee Hellwing EMN-160803-123318001

The Stamford Mid-Lent Fair gets underway in 2016 Photo: Lee Hellwing EMN-160803-123318001

There are currently a number of road closures in place whilst the fair is in town, details of which can be found on the SKDC website.

All affected roads and car parks will re-open at 6am on Sunday.

To find out more about the Mid-Lent Fair, please visit the event’s official Facebook page at Stamford Mid-Lent Fair 2016.