Whitby Town Council

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Town Clerk: Michael King
Whitby Town Council, Pannett
Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire
YO21 1RE

Christmas Festival Cancelled

Christmas Festival Cancelled

This weekend's Christmas Festival has been cancelled due to warnings of extreme weather.

Scarborough Borough Council, working with the emergency services, has advised Whitby Town Council that a severe weather warning has been issued for Friday and Saturday, which make the continuation of the Festival Market and entertainment impossible. High winds and highs seas are expected. We have taken the decision, with much regret, that it would be unsafe and unwise for this year's Festival to go on.

We apologise deeply for the disappointment that this will cause, but the safety of everyone involved is our priority, based on the advice we have received.

We are contacting the traders, stall holders and entertainers who had been booked to support the Christmas Festival and we have made a formal announcement of the cancellation through the Festival facebook page, but we need the message to spread to everyone who had planned to attend to let them know that the weekend will not be going ahead this year.

Once we have assessed the impact on everyone involved, we will announce our plans for 2022.

Posted: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 13:32 by Michael King

Tags: Christmas Festival