Organisers forced to cancel Hope Motor Show

The show proved very popular despite the less than sunny weather
The show proved very popular despite the less than sunny weather
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The organisers of Hope Motor Show have been forced to cancel this year’s event because of anti social behaviour.

They said the ‘appalling behaviour’ of some drivers and pedestrians outside the Travellers’ Rest in the Hope Valley had been getting worse over the last few years.

Following discussions with Derbyshire Police and other members of the Derbyshire County Events Safety Advisory Group it was decided to cancel this year’s event.

Tina Asquith, of Sheffield and Hallamshire Motor Club which organises the event, said: “We wish we could have found a solution without having to resort to this drastic action, unfortunately, despite our best efforts over the last four or five years the level of dangerous driving and the increased number of people just turning up at the end of the evening to watch it has meant that we have become more and more concerned that a serious incident will result.

“We fully intend to be back in 2015 when a number of measures will be in place to avoid any repeat of the antics which have caused such trouble.

“There will be no noticeable difference in the show area, which will be as laid-back and sociable as ever. All the actions taken will be on the road, footpaths and grassed areas outside the hotel.”

Bosses at the Travellers’ Rest were also involved in the discussions.

Managing director Sam Frost said: “We support the decision and look forward to hosting the event again in 2015.”