Show safety review plan
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.