Christmas fair called off

By Jon Moreno

Friday, November 23, 2012


AN ANNUAL Isle of Wight Christmas fair, lights switch on and winter carnival due to be held in Newport tomorrow (Saturday) have been cancelled due to a forecast for stormy weather.

Newport Parish Council, which organised the events, pulled the plug this morning following an emergency meeting.

Parish clerk Maxine Yule said: "We took the decision in light of the forecast for more bad weather tomorrow. It’s very sad because people have put a lot of effort into organising it, but the weather has beaten us."

The traditional Christmas Fair was due to be held in St Thomas and St James’ Squares, followed by the countdown and big Christmas lights switch on and a carnival, which would have included a lantern parade.

"We would like to rebook the event, but it is something we cannot commit to because there are a lot of things to put in place.

"However, it is an issue we will be discussing today and over the weekend," said Mrs Yule.



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by jan hickman

24th November 2012, at 22:25:55

yes, it was no point in this it rescheduled?

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by Mike Crowe

24th November 2012, at 14:42:50

Well if the weather in Newport was anythin like it was in Shanklin this morning and is still blowing a hooly with rain now, they did the right thing.

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by Richard Brown

23rd November 2012, at 17:27:27

A Christmas Fair organised by Mrs Yule

Wonderful ;-)

Aided by Mr Claus?

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by Martin Heath

23rd November 2012, at 15:15:46

It's a pity, but not a lot we can do about the weather. :-(

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by jan hickman

23rd November 2012, at 10:53:31

bloody weather...hope its rescheduled??

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