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Last Updated: Wednesday, 22 June, 2005, 14:17 GMT 15:17 UK
Fancy dress festival's reprieve
Revellers at Llanidloes Fancy Dress
Dressed up and a place to go, the festival goes ahead after all
A long-running summer event in Powys, which was called off because of new health and safety rules, will now go ahead after all.

Organisers of the Llanidloes Fancy Dress festival said in April that they could not afford the rising cost of stewarding and public facilities.

But a local councillor and businessman has stepped in to save the annual festival on 1 July.

Peter Rees said the festival was an important community event.

For more than 30 years, Llanidloes in Powys has welcomed up to 5,000 revellers.

Llani Fancy Dress, as it was known, attracts people from across Wales and parts of England.

Under new guidelines the organisers were expected to pay for risk assessments and employ up to 60 stewards to marshal the event.

Arrangements have now been made with the police and Powys County Council for closure of town centre streets and the provision of extra toilets and stewards.

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