Wet weather disruption

Heavy rain on Friday means more than 40 flood alerts in the Anglia region and several events have been called off.

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Wellingborough carnival cancelled due to wet weather

Wellingborough Council hasannounced that this weekend’s carnival and party in the park have beencancelled because of heavy rain.

The carnival parade, due to start at 1pm on Saturday afternoon at Broad Green, as well as the afternoon activities at Croyland Park and the live music event on Sunday, also at Croyland Park, have all been cancelled.

“Unfortunately we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the party weekend because of the weather. Croyland Park, the venue for both events, is waterlogged and we had a couple of lorries stuck in the mud there earlier today as we tried to set up. With more heavy rain forecast for the weekend, it would be unsafe to go ahead with the events.”

– Wellingborough Council

A decision on whether or not the party weekend will be rescheduled for later in the year will be made early next week.

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