Wetherby Bonfire Night: Leeds town firework display event cancelled 'with heavy heart' due to adverse weather
A Leeds town council announced on Thursday that this year’s Bonfire Night displays will be postponed due to weather conditions.
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In a video posted on Facebook on Thursday, November 2, town councillor Dean Buckle said: “We are very sorry to have to tell you that we have no alternative but to postpone this year’s bonfire here on the Ings. We have made this decision with a heavy heart and we are very sorry to have to do this.
“As you are aware, the weather is very bad, with almost double the annual rainfall in the area during the month of October. The rain over the last few days has made things even worse.”
Councillor Dawn Payne continued: “The ground at the ings is flooded, and your health and safety is very important to us. We don’t believe that we can deliver this event in a safe way, and the last thing we want to happen is to cause an injury to anyone.
“So, keep your tickets. We’re looking forward to being able to organise another event, where you will be able to use your tickets.”
The post has received numerous comments, including people thanking the town council for announcing the postponement in good time. Some have also asked about ticket refunds.
On refunds, Wetherby Town Council said: “Our refund policy, as advertised on the event posters and shown on the tickets is that they are non-refundable due to events outside our control.
“We have postponed the event due to the adverse weather this week (which is outside our control), but are happy to honour tickets at a revised event in the next few months. We’ll be working up proposals as quickly as possible and putting out details as soon as we have them.”