Association of Independent Showmen
The object of The Association of Independent Showmen is to promote and support the maintenance of the fairground and circus community, advise that community and help that community prosper.. The Association of Independent Showmen, in line with this objective support #future4fairgrounds
image used under "fair use" - Funfair Hire Ride
In 1998 through lengthy discussion on the complex nature within the Showmen community, John Crane and Janet Catton both strongly believed and agreed that fairness should be shown to all within the Showmen community, and that a level playing field should be created and maintained for all. As a result of that discussion they decided to create a new association - The Association of Independent Showmen (AIS). From these simple beginnings the AIS are now in constant contact with many of the governing bodies both nationally and internationally with regards to every aspect of the showman’s industry and 'travelling' lifestyle. Over the last twenty years membership has grown to span the whole of the UK, and as a result of the commitment to this core belief the AIS have become a strong voice for Showmen, and are seen as an influential negotiating body for its members and the wider Showmen community.
With new legislation and guidelines being implemented frequently, there are many areas with which we can offer 'up to the minute' help and advice. These areas include: Insurance Industry legislation Vehicle regulations (DVLA/ VOSA) Health and Safety and testing HSE, DfE, ADIPS, NAFLIC, ADSC Local Authorities. We also offer support and help with regards to education, planning and all aspects of the 'travelling Showmen' lifestyle in today's world.
If you would like to see your rides, stalls, tractors, or any other aspects of Fairs and circuses here in this gallery, please send your images to the email@example.com.
List and contact details of the current Board and consultants
Founder of the Association.
Read the latest from Phil here. Alternatively you can contact Phil direct on 07768 221810
Read the latest from Robert, and the latest information on planning here. Alternatively you can contact Robert direct on 07956 994199
Read the latest from Paul, and the latest information on planning here. Alternatively you can contact Paul direct on 07869 036081
Read the latest from here. Please note: The treasurer's role is currently under review
Read the latest from Fred, and the latest information on transport and safety here. Alternatively you can contact Fred direct on 07842 698858
Read the latest from Rodney, and the latest information on transport and safety here. Alternatively you can contact Rodney direct on 07811 188191
If you have an issue with Education, please direct your concern to the Company Secretary at aiscosec170(at)gmail.com
Read the latest from Andrew, and the latest information on Cultural rights recognition here. Alternatively you can contact Andrew direct on 07803 783269
Read the latest from Bobby, and the latest information on Circus here. Alternatively you can contact Bobby direct on 07774 858700