Lincoln Christmas Market cancelled due to snow

The final day of the Lincoln Christmas Market 2017 has been cancelled because of snow.

The Met Office issued an amber weather warning for Lincolnshire, and are predicting ten centimetres of snow.

The ‘sad decision’ has been made to cancel the Christmas Market.

Simon Walter, from the City of Lincoln Council said the ‘sad decision’ had to be made because of ‘strong advice’ from partner agencies.

He said: “After much consideration, and with great regret, we must cancel the final day of this year’s Lincoln Christmas Market.

“This follows strong advice from partner agencies concerned about tomorrow’s weather forecast and it’s potential impact.

“Given that many people travel to the Market from all over the UK, we must make this difficult to ensure our visitors are safe.”

The City of Lincoln council said that this year’s Christmas Market has been ‘fantastic’, and that around 180,000 people visited and gave ‘fantastic’ feedback.

This is the first time that the Christmas Market has been cancelled in seven years.

 

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