It is with great regret that we have taken the decision to cancel this year’s Todmorden Agricultural Show, which was due to be held at Centre Vale Park, Todmorden, on Saturday, June 18.
Calderdale Council has raised the concerns after receiving advice from the Environment Agency following extensive restoration work on the park’s drainage system.
In particular officers are concerned about areas of the park where piping is close to the surface and as such may be at risk of crushing by heavy vehicles or spikes used in tent or marquee installation. There is also an issue with soil and clay migrating over the top of the sand slits rendering them inoperative.
Todmorden Agricultural Society was only informed about these issues earlier this month.
Rob Goldthorpe, Show Secretary, 26th April 2016