THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Very sad news that Oscar has spoiled the party but safety always comes first.
Please read the following statement from the organisers.
Statement from the event organiser
Ex-Hurricane Oscar forces cancellation of Firework Display – first time in 50 years!!
The remnants of ex hurricane Oscar are forecast to pass over Rushden on Saturday afternoon through to Sunday morning and forecasters are predicting winds gusting in excess of 35mph. Unusually for this time of year the wind will blowing from the south. The result of this means that the fallout from the fireworks will be directly above our spectator area. We have consulted with our pyrotechnic experts and in the interests of safety we have had no choice but to cancel this year’s display. This is an unprecedented position the we find ourselves in as we have never cancelled a display in our 50 year history. The organising committee has put a lot of work into planning the event over the past 12 months and we have not taken this decision lightly but public safety is of paramount importance to us.
As we are unlikely to be able to reschedule the display we have taken the decision to offer a full refund on tickets bought in advance. This will take a while to arrange so we would ask that you keep an eye on our Facebook page( Nene Valley Scouts ) or website ( Nene Valley Scouts )where we will publish details.