Palmers Green Festival has been postponed, amid fears that going ahead following recent wet weather could cause damage to the park.
The decision follows visits to the park and discussions with major stall holders.
“Due to the recent record breaking wet weather and more heavy rain forecast over the coming days the Grade 2 listed grounds of Broomfield Park are incapable of supporting the Palmers Green Community Festival on Sunday 24th June without risking significant damage, ” says today’s statement from organisers.
“With over 60 stalls requiring vehicular movements, a fun fair, several large vehicles including a double decker youth club, mobile DJ Van and library, as well as over 20 bands with their musical instruments, the grounds of the waterlogged park simply wouldn’t cope.”
The festival will now take place on Sunday 2nd September so that the huge voluntary effort and goodwill of the local community will not be wasted. The Festival Committee is contacting all stallholders, bands, potential visitors, other stakeholders and partners, and is asking for help in making sure everyone is aware of the postponement.
“If you were planning to come along, or had notified others of the date, could we ask that you do all you can to notify them of the necessary change in circumstances.”
Volunteers, to assist with the revised planning and fulfilment of the Festival on 2nd September will be very extremely welcome. Further details will be available on www.palmersgreencommunity.org.uk Or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org .