Wychavon District Council has apologised for having to postpone a popular festival.

The Vale of Evesham Food and Drink Festival was due to take place on Crown Meadow in Evesham from Friday, April to Monday, 1 May, but has now been postponed due to waterlogging issues.

Recent heavy rainfall has left the ground too wet to support the weight of the fun fair attractions.

There is also the risk of significant damage to the meadow from vehicles driving and parking on the surface.

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With more rain forecast, Wychavon District Council, together with the event organisers, has decided the event will now take place between Friday, June 2 and Sunday, June 4.

Steve Knight, place projects manager for Wychavon District Council, said: “We’re really disappointed we have had to postpone the Food Festival but the potential damage to the meadow would result in it being out of action for at least two months while it was repaired.

"This would have had a significant impact on the summer event season. So the best decision was to postpone the festival and reschedule it when hopefully warmer and drier weather will have arrived.

"We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.”

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Mark Cookson, Vale of Evesham Food and Drink Festival organiser, said the team supported the decision to postpone the festival.

She said: “We totally support the decision to postpone given the ground conditions. We look forward to welcoming people to the festival in a couple of months' time when they will be able to enjoy an array of flavours of mouthwatering morsels from local producers and those from further afield.”