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Deluge washes out community events

By Lynsey Bradford, Town Reporter Friday 6th July 2012

A number of events across Barnsley have been cancelled because of heavy rain.


Royston village gala, which also included the Royston Dynamos FC football presentation, was supposed to be held on Sunday from 11am-5pm.


Following a visit to the park Coun Tim Cheetham raised concerns and Caroline Cromack, of Barnsley Council, said: "Royston Park is waterlogged already, and with another day of rain forecast, we're going to have to cancel it."


Coun Graham Kyte said even if the rain stopped, the park would become a mud bath.


Darfield Foulstone School's last sports day today has been postponed until Tuesday.


It will still take place on the Longbow playing fields and at the same times, between 9am and 2pm.


Today's summer fair at St Michael and All Angels Catholic Primary will still go ahead from 1.30pm but in the school hall.


The Darfield Upperwood Primary summer fair, which was due to take place today, has been postponed until Friday July 13, from 2.30pm.


UPDATE: 12.10pm The Thurgoland fun day due to take place in the grounds of the village hall on Saturday has been cancelled. Organisers hope it will be rearranged for Sunday, July 22.


If your event has been postponed or cancelled leave a comment.

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Posted by Trevor spencer I Fri 6th Jul 2012 at 12:46pm

South hiendley gala called off. To be rescheduled in aug/ sept

Posted by Elainecotton I Sat 7th Jul 2012 at 1:39pm

Oxspring open gardens on Sunday 8th July is cancelled hoping to reorganise for end of August