A town's traditional Easter Funday is set to take place despite extra pressures - including a search to find new barriers.

The April 9 event is organised by Active Fakenham and centers around fun runs and bike rides.

But Richard Crook, the group's chairman, said access to crowd control barriers previously supplied for free by North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) had been lost.

Mr Crook said: "I'm positive that this will once again be a successful and enjoyable event, despite the difficulties.

"Like everyone, we have faced financial pressures."

Fakenham & Wells Times: Richard Crook, chairman of Active FakenhamRichard Crook, chairman of Active Fakenham (Image: Archant)

"I am getting a lot of people telling me they are really looking forward to it, and I cannot wait to see the races return to the town."

Mr Crook said he had written a ‘scathing’ letter to NNDC, voicing his frustrations over the barriers back in January.

But the council said it had done its best to help, and there would be new barriers for the Fakenham event. 

An NNDC spokesman said: “We were unfortunately unable to provide barriers for Mr Crook’s Easter event in Fakenham, but we have helped Mr Crook source alternative barriers for the event by putting him in direct contact with the Cromer Carnival Committee. 

Fakenham & Wells Times: Active Fakenham's Easter Sunday FundayActive Fakenham's Easter Sunday Funday (Image: Roz Gordon)

“They were able to open discussions with Mr Crook as to the availability of their barriers being used for a subscription sum and arrangements have been made for the barriers to be supplied, delivered and collected."

Mr Crook said it would cost £700 to have these barriers - which was difficult to bear given other rising costs. 

He thanked councillors John Rest and Tim Adams for their help.

The day will include 5km and 1km runs, which are run on a circuit through the town centre. There will also be a Toddle’n’Trike for under fives and other events, for more details, visit activefakenham.org.uk