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Castle Point Show cancelled due to predicted heavy rain
ORGANISERS have been forced to call off the Castle Point Show due to heavy rain.
The annual family-friendly event, which was due to take place at Waterside Farm Leisure Centre, in Somnes Avenue, Canvey, on Sunday, has been called-off due to poor weather conditions predicted for the weekend.
The cancellation comes days after six-year-old Jake Robbins, who attends Montgomerie Infant School, in Rushbottom Lane, Benfleet, was presented with a special trophy from Castle Point mayor Peter Burch, after winning the Castle Point Show colouring competition.
Talented Jake triumphed over hundreds of pupils across the borough, to create the picture to feature on the front cover of the Castle Point Show programme this year.
However, his victory has been short lived, as the council has yet to confirm a new date for the show.
Kim Richings, Jake’s teacher, said: “He had been working really hard in class on the picture, and put in so much effort to get it done. Jake is a really quiet boy, but he’s such a good little artist, and winning the competition really helped boost his confidence and self esteem.
“He will be really disappointed to know it may not be used now, because the show is cancelled. It is such a shame, “I know a lot of parents were going to go to the show after the mayor came in and told us about it.”
The popular event was due to host a selection of craft stalls, community stalls, donkey rides, mountain bike displays and inflatables for residents of the borough to enjoy. Preparations are now underway to rearrange the borough’s Sparks Will Fly event, which was also due to take place at the show to celebrate the Olympic torch coming to the borough.
A spokesman from Castle Point Council said: “The Castle Point Show has been cancelled because of the appalling weather, which is forecast to continue for the weekend and is causing poor ground conditions.
“It is hoped this popular annual family event can be rearranged to a date in September.
“We are also hoping to rearrange Sparks Will Fly in Essex 2012, which was to feature in the Castle Point Show before the Olympic Torch Relay comes to the Borough on July 6.”
For more information contact the council on 01268 882200.
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