BBC Home
Explore the BBC
BBC News
Launch consoleBBC NEWS CHANNEL
Languages
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.




SEE ALSO:
Town's fancy dress fiesta is axed
29 Apr 05 |  Mid Wales
High costs cancel music festival
01 Apr 05 |  Mid Wales
Colourful protest at carnival axe
17 Jul 04 |  South West Wales
Town ready for fancy dress fiesta
01 Jul 04 |  Mid Wales
Seventy march against Tetra mast
08 Jun 04 |  Mid Wales
Factory site boost for town
29 May 04 |  Mid Wales


RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

News Front Page | World | UK | England | Northern Ireland | Scotland | Wales | Politics
Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology | Health | Education
Have Your Say | Magazine | In Pictures | Week at a Glance | Country Profiles | In Depth | Programmes
Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific