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Complaints over religious festival at Rutland Showground in Oakham

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A religious festival being hosted at Rutland Showground in Oakham today (Saturday, June 19) has prompted complaints.

In a statement, the Rutland Agricultural Society which owns the showground said it was aware the event being hosted at the site off the bypass in Oakham was "causing disturbance to our neighbours".

The society said on Facebook that police had been contacted and had attended the site today.

Rutland Showground
Rutland Showground

The statement said: "We wholeheartedly apologise for this [disturbance]. We agreed to the booking after assessing the organisers risk assessment and with the belief that this was an event primarily about Christian worship.

"However there is a minority of people who are disrupting the event and causing significant problems in and around the showground.

"Our priority is to help maintain public order and minimise disruption and allow the event to refocus on its Christian worship as quickly and quietly as possible."

The Rutland Showground covers about 150 acres.

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