A Suffolk village is facing another blow after the cancellation of a second popular event. 

Long Melford village fete was expected to take place in July but organisers have been forced to cancel the event due to the field it is held on being flooded. 

Due to the amount of rainfall the village has seen over the past few months the fete, which was meant to be held on July 13, will no longer go ahead. 

Organisers said: "All necessary parties have come together to try and ease the water that is currently sitting in this field and there is just not enough time to achieve this before the fete. 

"This is no one's fault, unfortunately the weather gods have just not been on our side this year. 

"Our hope is that over the summer all the necessary people can work together to reduce the water retention ini this area and the fete will return on July 12."

It comes after Project Seven, who organise Big Night Out in the village, announced the fireworks display would not go ahead this year

A spokesman said due to "financial pressures" they are not able to continue with the event unless they find new funding and sponsorship. 

Since starting more than 50 years ago the event has raised around £800,000 for local charities. 

Elisabeth Malvisi, chair of Long Melford Parish Council, said: "It's a loss for the village and it is a big loss for everyone.

"It's an iconic event and it's very, very sad and I am sure at some stage I will be getting together with my other co-councillors to discuss it."

Ms Malvisi said she hopes the event can return in the future.