Council's bouncy castle ban affects fair

ORGANISERS of a popular summer event which returns today have spoken out after a ban on bouncy castles.Â

The team behind the Bedhampton Summer Show have assured visitors there will still be '˜much to keep children entertained' despite Havant Borough Council's crackdown on the inflatables. 

The authority took action after a three-year-old girl from Norfolk was allegedly killed when she was playing on a bouncy castle which '˜exploded' recently. 

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Ahead of the Bedhampton Summer Show at Bidbury Mead at 2pm today, the event's chairman Chris Miller said: '˜We fully understand the reasons behind the decision. The show will still have much to keep children entertained.

'˜We look forward to welcoming everyone keen to get away from an afternoon in front of the telly.' 

Activities at the fixture will include a fancy dress competition, a tin shy, novelty races, a tug '˜o' war and newly-introduced bowls and football games.