Fawkes in the Walks 2023 postponed

Fawkes in the Walks 2023 postponed

Fawkes in the Walks has been postponed today due to the ground being waterlogged.

The Borough Council has said that they will assess on Monday whether the event can take place next Friday, 10th November.

Cllr Simon Ring, cabinet member for tourism events and marketing, said: “We are absolutely gutted that we can’t go ahead with Fawkes in the Walks tonight but it just isn’t safe.

“We have assessed the situation this morning and the volume of rain we have had on already waterlogged ground has coincided with high tides, which has inhibited drainage. We also have to take into account that we had nearly 18,000 people attending last year and we can’t control the number of people who arrive.

“So despite it being a nice day today, we have reluctantly concluded that we cannot safely hold the event tonight.

“We remain optimistic that we can hold still the event this year and we will be reassessing the situation on Monday in the hope that we can move the event to next Friday, 10 November.”

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