Surrey

Surrey Heath Show called off due to rain

A Surrey borough show has been cancelled because the ground is waterlogged after the UK suffered the wettest April in 100 years.

The Surrey Heath Show was to have been held on Saturday at Frimley Lodge Park between Frimley Green and Mytchett.

Organisers cancelled the event after the ground was declared too wet for any vehicles to be on site.

"We are deeply disappointed," they said. "A great deal of time has been spent arranging the event."

The show, which was in its fifth year, raises funds for local organisations including Camberley Mencap and Camberley Care.

'Very sad'

Macmillan Cancer Support and the British Heart Foundation were among charities which planned displays and demonstrations this year.

"There are going to be a lot of charities, community groups and voluntary organisations who are going to be very sad because the Surrey Heath Show is one of their main sources of getting awareness in the community and fundraising," said councillor Paul Deach.

"It's awful. Everybody is very sad about it."

He said it was unlikely the show could be held later in the summer.

"The police have to close roads and there is an enormous amount of logistics in organising this show so I don't think it is going to happen later."

Oxshott Village Day, planned for Monday at Oxshott Village Sports Club, has also been called off because of waterlogged grounds.

Organisers said it would now be held on 27 August.

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