Kenilworth market cancelled due to Storm Christoph

There are weather warnings in place across the UK

Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 10:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th January 2021, 10:56 am

The weekly Kenilworth market has been cancelled due to Storm Christoph.

The market was due to take place tomorrow (Thursday January 21) but forecasts of strong winds has led market operators CJ's Events Warwickshire to cancel it.

Jamie Walker of CJ's Events Warwickshire said: "This decision hasn't been taken lightly, whilst the winds are manageable, it is the gusts overnight and during the day tomorrow in which has raised a health and safety concern for us.

The weekly Kenilworth market has been cancelled due to Storm Christoph. Photo by CJ's Events Warwickshire

"A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued by the Met Office, with speeds reaching up to 35mph. This totally exceeds the maximum safety limit for our market stalls.

"Whilst we do not want to cancel any more markets following the awful 10 months we have, safety remains our priority.

"We have consulted with Warwick District Council and are happy with our decision. We are a responsible company and will not put life at risk to our colleagues, traders or visitors.

"No traders will be attendance at tomorrows market."

Kenilworth Market is due to return on Thursday, January 28.

There is also still a yellow weather warning for rain in place for Warwickshire by the Met Office for today and tomorrow.

There are also a number of flood warnings in place across the UK.

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