Christmas Market & Festive Fun Event Cancelled Due To High Winds and Adverse Weather

Christmas Market & Festive Fun Event Cancelled Due To High Winds and Adverse Weather

High winds and stormy weather conditions led to Daventry Town Council taking the disappointing decision to cancel on safety grounds our Christmas Market and Festive Fun Event (Saturday 27 November 2021).

Despite the cold temperature, stallholders and Daventry Town Council staff were still hopefully to go ahead with the market as planned. However, the unpredictability of the high winds, led to the market being cancelled at 6.30am that morning.

Commenting on the decision to close the market, Chief Officer, Deborah Jewell, said:

"It is so disheartening to have been defeated by the weather. We feel very sorry for the stallholders and disappointed for the shoppers who were excited to join us for some festive cheer and purchase special Christmas gifts and treats. Throughout the week, we closely monitored the changing weather forecast but on the night before the event the weather took a turn for the worse. It became clear that stallholders would be affected by very strong gusts of wind, so we took the decision to cancel the market as the safety of everyone is our number one priority. Unfortunately, the logistics of organising such a large event mean that it is not possible to arrange an alternative event this year."

Daventry Town Council would like to thank the residents and businesses for being patient and for offering their support and understanding during difficult circumstances, and a particular thanks to those who helped on the day.

Daventry Town Council organises a full programme of events during the year to showcase the excellent businesses in the town, and it is hoped residents will shop locally this Christmas and into 2022.

Posted: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 10:12 by DTC Comms

Tags: Cancelled, Christmas Market, Daventry, Event