Cinema on the Carrs postponed due to weather forecast

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Following the record temperatures and subsequent record crowds at the Cinema on the Carrs 2018, the unpredictable British weather has got its own back this year.

The popular family event due to take place this Saturday has been postponed due to the heavy rain and gusty winds now predicted for the weekend.

Martin Watkins, Chairman Wilmslow Town Council said "It's highly disappointing when conditions intervene in this way but the outdoor location in the park is what makes the event so we just have to work with whatever the elements throw at us always having greatest regard for the safety or residents.

"We will be working with our commercial partners in order to try to arrange an alternative date during the summer that doesn't conflict with other local community events and will make an announcement as soon as we are able."

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Oliver Romain
Thursday 6th June 2019 at 12:42 pm
Its a shame, but an inevitable risk when it comes to organising outside events. I know WTC is trying to reorganise without additional costs, but I can't see without expensive insurance how this can be done. The contractors are likely to want to be paid anyway with short notice cancellation.
Maybe its time to look at the funds allocated to the one or two big weather dependent events and consider re-allocating to a series of year round smaller events that may need help to kickstart.
PS. 'Carr' derives from the Old Norse kjarr, meaning a swamp. The Carrs is also the location for WTC. It looks like its been partially drained though.
Oliver Romain
Thursday 6th June 2019 at 1:29 pm
I stand corrected. Apparently, the only direct cost of changing the date is £250.00. That is excellent news. The contractors and WTC team are to be applauded as it is very rare for companies to postpone at such short notice without a penalty.
John Mills
Thursday 6th June 2019 at 7:02 pm
It really is a pity that newly elected councillors do not get their facts right before spouting off. Shooting from the hip is never a good option. A similar postponement occurred three years ago and as now, the alternative date happened at very little extra cost to the WTC. At least it would appear that Mr Romain has had the good grace to apologise to the organising team, despite the use of the word 'apparently'. Now hopefully in future facts will be obtained by those without specific knowledge before commenting.
A lot of hard work goes into organising this very popular event by a limited number of volunteers and the WTC Town Clerk team and it is very disappointing when one of our elected representatives comments in such a way without checking their facts or even thinking that the team would not have such an eventuality covered.

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