Search

Danson Festival cancelled due to “poor ground conditions”

07:59 03 April 2014

Danson Park will no longer host the Danson Festival, which attracts around 60,000 people each year.

Danson Park will no longer host the Danson Festival, which attracts around 60,000 people each year.

Archant

Danson Festival has been cancelled because of “poor ground conditions” caused by the winter’s wet weather.

Councillor Don Massey, cabinet member for community safety and leisure, made the call on the advice of council workers as parts of the site are still saturated with water.

He said: “This is not a decision I have taken lightly and I know that many people will be disappointed.

“I decided I had to act now to protect the park and to avoid further work and expense for all those involved in the festival.”

Cory Riverside had already agreed to sponsor this year’s event.

The Bexley Times would like to hear you thoughts on the council’s announcement that Danson Festival will not run this year. Call the newsdesk on 0208 477 3825 or email harry.kemble@archant.co.uk

0 comments

Latest Bexley news

Friday, May 22, 2015
Missing: Kaylie Hatton

Police appeal for information on Kaylie Hatton

Friday, May 22, 2015
Bexley Council Offices

Bexley Trading Standards investigation ends in court appearance

Friday, May 22, 2015
Seismograph instrument recording ground motion during earthquake

Police confirm that there were no injuries reported.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Sybil Camsey, Bexley mayor

Former Barnehurst Junior School head teacher takes on top role

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Rail

Strike would have caused ‘severe impact’ on Kent services

Most read news

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Bexley Times e-edition today E-edition