Blenheim CLA Game fair organisers 'delighted'

Nearly 150,000 people attended the CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire at the weekend.

Organisers said attendance figures for the event totalled 148,500 - the second highest in its 53-year history.

Oxfordshire County Council said there were no major traffic problems for the event, organised by the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).

A traffic management review was set up following severe congestion problems during the 2008 event, near Woodstock.

Mayor of Woodstock Jill Dunsmore said: "Lessons have been learned and the organisers did their very best to put things right.

"Lots of work and lots of thought went into traffic management and we are very grateful."

County councillor Rodney Rose said he was "delighted" there had been few traffic problems.

"A traffic management plan was drawn up following a review of congestion problems associated with the Game Fair three years ago," he said.

"It is pleasing that this plan came to fruition and I would like to personally thank our staff for the joint work they have undertaken with the organisers."

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