ONE of the biggest events in Wokingham's calendar is set to take place next month.

The annual May Fayre, which attracts thousands of people to the huge street fair every year, will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7.

Organised by the Wokingham Lions Club, the family fun day offers a jam-packed schedule of entertainment of live music, dance groups, games, food and drink, and a host of local charities for visitors to support.

Fun fair rides, an animal farm, circus scene street entertainers and morris dancers will be dotted throughout the fayre, which will be hosted on Peach Street and Broad Street.

The fayre will also give visitors the chance to catch a glimpse of the new-look town centre, which is part-way through its regeneration.

Andy Slay, Wokingham Lions Club’s May Fayre Chairman said: “The May Fayre is a wonderful day out for families and people of all ages and is our club’s biggest annual fund raising event. There are charity, craft and trade stalls, and a chance to win a prize at some competitions."

Road closures will be in place throughout the day of the fayre, starting at 6am on Peach Street at its junction with Easthampstead Road, and extending to the Tudor House at the end of Broad Street, incorporating the closure of Rose Street at the Broad Street end. The Lions’ Club anticipate the roads will then reopen at 6pm.

Light vehicles will be diverted along Langborough Road and Murdoch Road and a longer route of Easthampstead Road, Heathlands Road Nine Mile Ride and Finchampstead Road for the larger vehicles.

Proceeds from the May Fayre will benefit the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

Main sponsors of this year’s event include Wokingham Town Council, Prospect Estate Agency, The Wokingham Society, together with a number of other businesses in the local area.

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