HUDDERSFIELD'S traditional Easter fair is being forced to move.
The fair, which has been held in the car park on St Andrew's Road, Turnbridge, for three years, has to find a new home because of safety fears.
Kirklees Council's safety officers are worried about cellars under the car park left after terrace houses were demolished many years ago.
Now the Showman's Guild of Great Britain wants the council to consider using Fartown's historic cricket pitch.
The ground, in Spaines Road, had been considered unsuitable in the past because cricket was still being played there.
But now that cricket has stopped at the famous pitch - where in the past Yorkshire have played - the guild believe it is ideal.
Kirklees Labour group leader Clr Mehboob Khan said he thought the idea could work, but he was anxious to hear from people living in the area.
He said: "It would be a terrible shame if the fair did not go ahead in Huddersfield because of the history it has in the town.
"There has been an Easter fair for more than half a century and I think people would miss it if it was to go.
"Personally, I think it could be a real success in Fartown. But I want to hear what the people think about the idea.
"I do have concerns about the levels of people coming to the area and the amount of cars. But I am willing to hear the views of the local people and be guided by that."
Clr Khan is urging people to have their say as soon as possible. He wants to hear from anyone for or against the fair coming to Fartown.
He added: "A decision on this needs to be made very soon, because plans have to start being made for Easter.
"A decision needs to be made this month, so if people have something to say they must make their views known now."
To contact councillors about the proposals phone the Labour Party office on 01484 221823.