Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 4°C

Search

Bury St Edmunds: Weather hits the Christmas Fayre with closure of Abbey Gardens

PUBLISHED: 11:35 25 November 2012 | UPDATED: 20:20 25 November 2012

Bury Christmas Fayre

Bury Christmas Fayre

Copyright: Keith Mindham Photography 2009. Licence to use: St Edmundsbury Borough Council press & marketing You can not sell or

THE weather hit the Christmas Fayre at Bury St Edmunds today with the closure of the town’s Abbey Gardens this morning.

Some stalls had been destroyed and damaged by the high winds and the wet weather had also forced the closure of the park and ride site at Rushbrooke Lane which had become muddy with the overnight rain.

Motorists were being redirected to the other site in Olding Road, via junction 42, on the A14.

There was some doubt about the Farmers’ Market running today, centred on the Buttermarket and Cornhill, but a decision was made mid morning to go ahead.

It was also hoped that the gardens could be opened by lunchtime as the wind died down.

By 11am crowds were beginning to grow in the town despite the problems with coach loads of visitors expected following a busy time yesterday which saw thousands flock to the three-day event which began on Friday.

0 comments

A man has been arrested in Whitehall with a rucksack containing knives.

Essex County Council (ECC) has been slapped with two notices of concern from a government agency for an “inadequate” Ofsted inspection and its apprenticeship achievement rates.

A Suffolk woman was so badly bruised following an attack by her jealous partner that she couldn’t leave her house for several days, it has been alleged.

Tesco’s superstore in Bury St Edmunds has become the only place in the whole country where the company sells Silver Spoon granulated sugar – in a move that has been labelled a sweetener to local shoppers.

Hospital bosses have revealed proposals for a new £2million breast unit that will help them continue to treat thousands of patients a year.

Four Good primary schools in Ipswich are eyeing Outstanding Ofsted ratings in the future after converting to academies under a new umbrella organisation.

This bank holiday weekend the Snape Maltings complex (home of the internationally renowned concert hall) opens its latest venture – the Concert Hall Café.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24