A fundraising event in Nottinghamshire dating back four decades could come to an end because of fears it encourages outdoor boozing. The Kimberley Pram Race has raised more than £100,000 for charity.
Police say they can no longer support the event because of a ban on street drinking in the town. Peter Bearne reports.
The aim of the pram race in Kimberley is to raise money for charity. However the police have said they are concerned about high levels of drinking at the event as street drinking in Kimberley is banned.
Some residents have said they understand why the police are concerned, although they will be sad to see the race go.
Residents in Kimberley have said they are worried about the future of their annual pram race. The race is normally held every July but the police have now told the town council that they are concerned with the levels of drinking at the event.
A charity fundraising event which has been going for around 40 years is facing the axe after police raised concerns about drinking with the council.
The Kimberley Pram Race normally takes place in July and involves residents dressing up in costumes and pushing decorated prams from pub to pub.
However the police have told Kimberley Town Council they are concerned the day is now turning into a street drinking event.