Clifton Park Bonfire Night cancelled due to flooding

By Chloe West | 28/10/2019

Clifton Park Bonfire Night cancelled due to flooding

ORGANISERS of the popular Bonfire Night display in Clifton Park have cancelled this weekend's event due to flooding. 

The annual bonfire, put on by Friends of Clifton Park with support from Rotherham Borough Council, was set to take place on Saturday (November 2).

The group announced the cancelled event on Clifton Park and Museum's Facebook page.

The statement said: "Due to the recent spells of heavy rain creating localised flooding in areas of the park, it is with regret that the Bonfire Night at Clifton Park will not go ahead this year.

"This popular event has been delivered by Friends of Clifton Park with support from the council for many years and we know that this will be disappointing to the many visitors who come to the display each year.

"However with more rain forecast over the coming weeks, it is unlikely that the ground will be suitable for the bonfire or that the park would provide a safe experience for visitors due to the effects of adverse weather and waterlogged ground.

"Our first priority is the safety of visitors to the park and as such we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event."

RotherhamCouncil has been contacted for a comment.


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