Residents are being assured a large police presence will be in force when hundreds of travellers and gipsies descend upon the town for the annual horse fair in Seamer.
A joint partnership between Scarborough Council and North Yorkshire Police will see 24 hour supervision by a site manager and round the clock CCTV monitoring throughout the event on July 15.
The site for this year’s horse fair is the same field as last year, located between Seamer and Crossgates next to the B1261, and is due to be used for the next three years after receiving planning consent.
The gates will opened to the annual visitors from 5am on Thursday, July 11 until 6pm on Monday, July 15.
A number of regulations will be enforced throughout the site including a speed limit of five miles per hour and a “zero tolerance policy” in relation to potentially dangerous and irresponsible driving on site, both day and night.
Council and police officials say anyone failng to heed this warning will be required to immediately leave the site and will not be permitted to enter in future years.
The county police force is reassuring residents it will once again be providing support as appropriate to partner agencies to ensure that the event is managed safely.
North Yorkshire County Council Trading Standards will also be present on site to check traders are acting legally and responsibly and the RSPCA will attend to ensure the welfare of horses and other animals.
Anyone wanting further information about any aspect of the horse fair should get in touch with the appropriate agency.
Contact North Yorkshire Police for non-emergencies by dialling 101. Call Scarborough Council on (01723) 232323 during office hours and on (01723) 351558 out of hours.