Orange Pip Market cancelled over safety concerns

Orange Pip Market Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Orange Pip Market set to be held in Middlesbrough on Saturday 28 October has been cancelled.

The artisan food market wont go ahead over safety concern due to high winds.

The structures the market requires, including stalls and the stage, cannot be put up in the conditions expected.

Orange Pip Market Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

In a statement Middlesbrough Council say it is following advice that it would be unsafe for the October event to go ahead given the weather conditions.

It’s devastating to have to cancel Orange Pip Market but public safety and that of our stallholders and our performers and artists is paramount. Structures simply cannot be built in the forecasted conditions. At the start of the week forecasts suggested that the weather would be within acceptable guidelines for the event to be run safely, however in the last 24 hours this has deteriorated rapidly.”

Middlesbrough Council

The popular monthly event, which boosted the local economy by £1m it it's first year has only been cancelled once before.

The Christmas Eve event in 2016 did not go ahead as a result of poor weather conditions.

Organisers say the market will return as usual next month on Saturday, November 25.