CARDIGAN Fair could be called off for the second year in succession, town councillors fear.

Cllr John Adams-Lewis told colleagues it was ‘uncertain’ whether Mr Vernon Studt would be allowed to bring his funfair to town on November 10.

And Cllr Catrin Miles disclosed that Ceredigion County Council had yet to hold preliminary talks with the fairground owner whose family ties with Cardigan date back to the first half of the 19th century.

The onset of the pandemic meant last year was the first time since 1837 that the fair had not been held in Cardigan.

Historian Glen Johnson said the town fair had previously gone ahead even in spite of the plague of 1349.

A Ceredigion County Council spokesperson said while they had no objection in principle to the event taking place fairground operators would need to complete risk assessments and put appropriate measures in place.

Mr Studt supported the move to call off last year's event, saying he hoped the fair would return to Cardigan in 2021.