Show safety re­view plan

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS -

A GROUP is be­ing set up to im­prove safety at the Royal Welsh Show fol­low­ing the death of a teenager.

The group will look at ways to im­prove the safety of peo­ple mov­ing be­tween the show­ground and ar­eas like the young per­sons’ vil­lage and the town, af­ter the death of James Cor­field, 19, whose body was dis­cov­ered in the River Wye in Builth Wells af­ter a five-day search in July.

Powys County Coun­cil has agreed to es­tab­lish and co-or­di­nate a Royal Welsh Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety Safety Ac­tion Group to help im­prove the safety of peo­ple at­tend­ing the show.

Groups in­clud­ing emer­gency ser­vices, or­gan­is­ers, vol­un­teers and coun­cil staff met this week to re­view event ar­range­ments.

Powys coun­cil leader Rose­marie Har­ris said the author­ity sup­ported the es­tab­lish­ment of a re­view group to ex­am­ine is­sues such as light­ing, fenc­ing, trans­port, med­i­cal cen­tres and street pas­tors or sim­i­lar to re­duce fu­ture risk.

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