Birchover Carnival firework extravaganza cancelled

This weekend’s Birchover Carnival’s planned evening events - including a fireworks spectacular - have been called off.

But Carnival Day celebrations are still set to go ahead.

Live bands, a beer festival, a hog roast and a fireworks spectacular were due to take place at Barn Farm Campsite, Birchover, from 7pm on Saturday, July 16.

However, organisers have been forced to cancel the evening’s events at short notice due to a licensing mix-up.

A message on Barn Farm campsite’s website reads: “This weekend under circumstances independent of us The Birchover Carnival evening celebrations will NOT be going ahead at all. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

The Gala Day will still go ahead on the village playing field between 1pm and 4pm.

And there will be entertainment from 12 noon outside the Druid Inn and Red Lion Inn.