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Pageant cancelled due to Storm Brian high winds

Nottingham castle Credit: PA

The Robin Hood Pageant in Nottingham has had to be rescheduled due to the high winds forecast when Storm Brian hits on Saturday (21 October).

A large part of the Pageant takes place around a tented village among the numerous trees in the Castle grounds.

Therefore, organisers decided that the storm and the damage it could cause poses too much of a risk to people attending the event, particularly families with children.

Nottingham City Council said due to the Castle’s elevated and exposed position, it is standard practice for parts of the grounds to be closed where high winds are predicted.

An assessment of the latest weather forecasts shows winds of up to 46mph are expected.

A City Council spokesperson said:

We’re really disappointed that we’ve had to reschedule this year’s Pageant. It’s not a decision we’ve taken lightly but we can’t take any risks particularly where the safety of families and children is concerned.

– Nottigham city council spokesperson

The Pageant has been rescheduled for the weekend of 10 / 11 March 2018 at Nottingham Castle.

Tickets already purchased will still be valid for the rearranged event, however people who are unable to make the revised dates can apply for a refund from the point of purchase.

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