The Green Scythe Fair Committee would like to thank all those affected for their patience and understanding concerning our difficult decision to stop entry for two hours at Sunday's Green Scythe Fair. We apologise if you were caught up in this, either as visitors trying to get in, or as locals trying to get about.
We had to take this very difficult decision, resulting from the unprecedented interest in the Fair, to protect the safety of all visitors as we reached our 5,000 people capacity limit and the build up of traffic on the Muchelney road was causing obstruction to locals and would be blocking any emergency services needing to get through. We therefore felt we had no option but to close the gates until the tailback of traffic had subsided and a sufficient number of people had left the site before we could allow more in again. We will of course be taking a serious look at how to prevent such a situation from happening again.
For those at the Fair (including those who were turned away and got in successfully later), we trust you had a great day and that it inspired you to be greener still! If so, then thank you for making the efforts of all the volunteers who help put on the Fair worthwhile.