Outdoor show in park will not go on

Memorial Park, Fleetwood
Memorial Park, Fleetwood
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An outdoor performance of a popular children’s story has been cancelled amid safety concerns.

Memorial Park, in Fleetwood, was due to host a stage version of Roald Dahl’s classic The Witches on Saturday.

However, Wyre Council and Friends of Memorial Park (FOMP) have announced it will not go ahead.

A council spokesman said the ground is not currently suitable for the event and rain forecast for the rest of the week looks set to make it worse.

Craft activities that were planned before the two showings on Saturday have also been cancelled.

Wyre Council and FOMP said they “fully intend” to reschedule the show, which they secured funding for from a Big Lottery Fund grant, but no date has yet been set.

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