Home   News   Article

Subscribe Now

Cambourne Christmas Market cancelled after wind destroys gazebos and ground becomes too slippery



More news, no ads

LEARN MORE


The Cambourne Christmas Market due to take place today (Sunday, December 5) has been cancelled after the gazebos were destroyed by wind overnight and the weather left the ground too slippery.

Some food trucks are still expected to set up in the Hub community centre car park off High Street.

Some of the stallholders who would have been present. Front, from left, Ann-Marie Murray, from Cupcakes and Bakes, Helen Averill, from Posy&Stem, and Shelly Vogel, from Shelly Bakes Vegan Cakes. Back row, from left, Jasmine Hollick, from Jasmine’s Petals, district councillor Peter McDonald, and Toby Vogel (photographed before the change in rules on masks). Picture: Keith Heppell
Some of the stallholders who would have been present. Front, from left, Ann-Marie Murray, from Cupcakes and Bakes, Helen Averill, from Posy&Stem, and Shelly Vogel, from Shelly Bakes Vegan Cakes. Back row, from left, Jasmine Hollick, from Jasmine’s Petals, district councillor Peter McDonald, and Toby Vogel (photographed before the change in rules on masks). Picture: Keith Heppell

The outdoor festive market was due to take place from noon to 6pm and feature more than 100 stalls.

Hosted and supported by South Cambridgeshire District Council, it was to feature stalls, food vans, a craft marquee and funfair along the High Street.

But in a statement on Sunday morning, the council said: “Due to strong winds overnight which have affected the marquees, some further strong gusts this morning, and heavy rain last night which has led to very slippery conditions underfoot, the council has taken the decision to cancel today’s outdoor Christmas market in Cambourne. This follows consultation with emergency planning and event staff.

“We have contacted all stall holders to make them aware.

“There will however still be a small selection of food trucks located in the car park of the Cambourne Hub for local residents who want to make use of them.”

How the Cambourne Christmas Market would have set up
How the Cambourne Christmas Market would have set up

Cambourne Town Council said “all gazebos were destroyed” by the wind and the slippery ground posed “a high safety risk to attendees”.

The town council added: “South Cambs District Council and Cambourne Town Council staff and volunteers are just as disappointed that the event has been cancelled so please be considerate and understand the reasons for cancellation.”

The market had secured funding by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme.

Read more

South Cambridgeshire has record numbers of Covid-19 infections - find the latest data for your area



This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More