Police warn motorists to allow more time for journeys on Monday for Wickham Horse Fair

Wickham Horse Fair sign

Police are warning motorists to allow more time for their journeys next week when the annual Wickham Horse Fair takes place on Monday.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: “As in previous years, we have been working with key stakeholders, local authorities and partners to ensure it is a safe and enjoyable event for everyone.

“Officers in high visibility uniform will be there on the day to engage with visitors and respond to any public safety issues that may arise.

“Wickham Horse Fair is a unique and historic event in Hampshire, and we would expect a large number of people to attend again this year. We are advising motorists to give themselves more time for their journeys and keep up to date with planned road closures.”

Hampshire County Council says temporary traffic management arrangements will be in place during the Horse Fair.

The A334 and The Square in Wickham will be temporarily closed to ensure the event runs smoothly and safely. Road users who do not live in the area are advised to consider alternative routes around Wickham, while the restrictions are in place.

Road closures:

  • Wickham Square will be temporarily closed to traffic from 12pm, Sunday 19 May and will re-open on Tuesday 21 May at 10am.
  • The A334 will be closed between the traffic signals at Blind Lane and the roundabout junction at the A32 from 5am to 8pm, Monday 20 May.
  • Signed diversions will be in place and access for emergency vehicles will be facilitated at all times.

Temporary bus stops:

On Monday 20 May there will be temporary bus stops at the following locations for the 69, 691, 607 and SD4 services:

  • School Road, A32 junction of Wykeham Field for all the above services in both directions (opposite side for Fareham direction)
  • Hoads Hill, south of the roundabout, on the recreation ground side for terminating journeys and return departures to Fareham. Number 20 service only.

For enquiries relating to traffic or highway matters during the event please contact Hampshire County Council – email: roads@hants.gov.uk or phone 0300 555 1388.