Fears for future of Weston's sand sculptures

Organisers of the popular Sand Sculpture Festival on the beachfront at Weston-super-Mare say they may not be able to afford to bring it back next year.

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Sand sculptures may leave Weston-super-Mare

There's a question mark over the future of one of Weston-super-Mare's biggest seaside events, the Sand Sculpture Festival.

Organiser Nicola Wood says they may not return next year because of the costs of setting up, and it will be heartbreaking to leave the town:

Weston's Sand Sculpture festival is under threat

There are fears that sculptures like this will not be returning to Weston-super-Mare next year Credit: ITV News

Weston-super-Mare's popular Sand Sculpture festival may not return to the seafront next year unless it gets sponsorship.

Organisers say it costs around £30,000 to set the event up. They are also looking to improve security and even to include an education centre on site.

The annual festival - which brings in sculptors from across the world - is a big attraction for the seaside town.

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