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Cambridge Midsummer Fair visitors told to stop littering

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Revellers at the Midsummer Fair in Cambridge are being reminded to put their rubbish in bins provided or take it home with them after a huge clean up was necessary following the first night of the event.

Taking place on Midsummer Common, the fair started on Wednesday and will run until Sunday (June 26).

Cambridge City Council has provided extra litter bins, increased litter picking and additional temporary toilets on Midsummer Common, plus extra cleaning of the permanent toilets on Jesus Green and Midsummer Common, but on Thursday morning the public parks were strewn with rubbish left begind by visitors to the fair.

A city council spokesperson said: “The fair was very busy last night and the council helped the Showmen’s Guild to clear up as quickly as possible this morning. The litter has been removed and we would remind people that littering is a crime.

The Midsummer Fair in Cambridge
The Midsummer Fair in Cambridge

“We remind fairgoers to please act responsibly and dispose of their rubbish in the bins provided or take rubbish home with them. We have put extra bins in place for Midsummer Fair. The council can issue a £150 fixed penalty notice to anybody caught dropping litter in the parks and streets of Cambridge.”

The fair offers visitors extreme rides, family rides, children’s rides - including funhouses and ghost trains - as well as street food such as hot dogs, burgers, doughnuts, churros, ice cream and pick and mix sweets.

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