In a bid to avoid the disruption being caused by the current postal strikes, exhbitors for this month’s English Winter Fair are being asked to collect their entry details, when they arrive at the show, rather than receiving them in the post.
Kate Tomlinson, EWF show secretary, says the post is just too unpredictable currently to guarantee exhibitors get the correct documentation for cattle, sheep and pigs entered for this year’s event at Stafford Showground on the weekend of 21-22 November. “We have had to take matters into our own hands to protect producers.
“Exhibitor packs containing livestock numbers, passes, hospitality tickets and catalogue vouchers will be retained at the showground. Instead, we are arranging for producers to collect packs when arriving with livestock at the event on Friday 20 November.”
“Despite the disruption being felt by all winter shows we are very pleased to report entries for all but one livestock section are up significantly on last year’s inaugural event which, in itself, was well attended,” adds Mrs Tomlinson.