Flooding puts pay to family fun day

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A family fun day to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee had to be cancelled after organisers were unable to secure insurance for the event.

A day of celebration, featuring food markets, bouncy castles, face painters and picnics was due to be held at Friars Meadow in Sudbury on Saturday.

The event was the brainchild of Angeline Bradwood and Jacky Rawlins.

But the plans failed to come to fruition after heavy rainfall prior to the event led to difficulties obtaining insurance.

“Because of the flooding a few weeks ago, we couldn’t get insurance so that made it impossible to go ahead,” said Mrs Bradwood.

“We talked about trying to find other venues but time got the better of us and we decided it was probably best to scrap it.”

Sudbury mayor Jack Owen, who was due to attend the fun day, said it was a shame the event had to be cancelled.