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6 July 2012, 19:44
Wellingborough Council has announced that this weekend’s carnival and party in the park have been cancelled because of heavy rain.
A council spokesman said: “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."
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.
A decision on whether or not the party weekend will be rescheduled for later in the year will be made early next week.