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, March 27, 2015
Library

The two councils are conducting a ‘soft marketing exercise’ to scope interest from providers

Friday, March 27, 2015
Dartford Crossing

The new system should make journeys quicker and safer for all motorists

Friday, March 27, 2015
Lesnes Abbey

Damage caused to 800-year-old grade II Listed building

Friday, March 27, 2015
Bexley Boccia

The team won a bronze medal

Friday, March 27, 2015
Pharmacies need to open longer in Bexley

Pharmacy Needs Assessment: Calls for longer opening hours across the borough

Friday, March 27, 2015
Firemen were called to the Swiss Cottage flat

Smoking in bed: The dangers

Most read news

Digital Edition

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