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RECENT HOT WEATHER FORCES CANCELLATION OF NEEDLES WEEKLY FIREWORK DISPLAY

Hot and dry countryside weather conditions have led to the cancelling of this Thursday’s Needles Landmark Attraction firework display.

The cancellation comes after the Island has enjoyed several weeks of warm weather – with temperatures reaching the high 30s in some places – whilst the lack of rain has left many fields and forests in tinder-dry conditions.

Were there to be any sort of incident during the display the size of the fire would rapidly increase in such an arid climate.

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As a result, those in charge of the show have chosen to cancel this weeks event, saying:

” In the interests of public safety and that of the surrounding countryside, including both wildlife and local residents, we have taken the decision to cancel this weeks fireworks.”

Fireworks are usually held at the site in West Wight every Thursday throughout the summer holidays, and with Cowes Week not providing its annual fireworks, the Needles would most likely have been very popular for locals and holidaymakers alike.

The planned entertainment will still continue from 12:00 all the way up to 18:00, with information on the remaining weekly firework shows expected in due course.

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Ex Islander
Ex Islander
7 days ago

The isle of wight has been worst impacted by climate change the spring is cloudy and rainy, the summer is scorching hot, the autumn is dismal and dark, and the winter is cloudy and rainy as well. What a boring place to live

Dr. Jollop
Dr. Jollop
Reply to  Ex Islander
7 days ago

Yep, bloomin four seasons, whatever next.

Islander
Islander
Reply to  Ex Islander
7 days ago

I the island is a lovely place to live.
I suggest you never come back !!!!

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
Reply to  Ex Islander
7 days ago

All the better for not having you here though.

Island critic
Island critic
Reply to  Qwerty King
7 days ago

All the better for not being there

Ting tong from Tooting
Ting tong from Tooting
7 days ago

Yes, don’t want the sea catching fire now do we.

Old school.
Old school.
Reply to  Ting tong from Tooting
7 days ago

It wasnt the sea that caught fire in 2010. It was the fields by the pleasure park.
Good that it’s not going ahead. Any comment to the contrary only displays pig ignorance of the facts.

Bootneck
Bootneck
7 days ago

And Blackgang? No, they have a display twice a week, the last one yesterday (Monday) event went ahead on the cliff top, heaven forbid the cliff or surrounding corn fields were to catch fire, the Fire Service wouldn’t stand a chance of putting it out. Totally selfish!

Dr. Jollop
Dr. Jollop
Reply to  Bootneck
7 days ago

ONE RULE FOR ONE, ANOTHER RULE FOR THE OTHER.

I think the clue is in the name.

 

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