Frinton set for mass water-fight

SUN-seekers heading to Frinton next month could be in for a wet welcome as more than 100 teenagers take part in a planned mass water fight in the town.

SUN-seekers heading to Frinton next month could be in for a wet welcome as more than 100 teenagers take part in a planned mass water fight in the town.

The peaceful coastal resort is visited by thousands of people during the summer holidays and Frinton Mayor Terry Allen has warned youngsters preparing to hold the unofficial water war on the Greensward on Friday August 29 that they may be unable to find a suitable spot.

The water fight, organised as a “send off” to university for friends by sixth form student Alex Nelson, has attracted more than 130 people so far thanks to a recruiting page on social networking website Facebook.

Mr Allen has said while he would not object to the event, he was doubtful there would be enough room for the teenagers to have their fun without soaking other members of the public.


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He said: “Hopefully it will just be a load of youngsters having fun - I have got no problem with that. The Greensward is open space and unless they cause damage to anyone or anything, what can we do?

“All I hope is that they respect the town, the Greensward and the residents, if it does happen.”

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According to Mr Nelson, 18, an air horn will sound the start of the fight at 12 noon and several rules have already been set out to prevent the event getting out of hand.

They include instructions for members of the “flash mob” - a term for a group of people descending on a set place at short notice to have fun together - to pick up any litter and to avoid getting other people wet - especially elderly people and police officers.

Other rules include “do not damage anything (or anyone)”.

Mr Nelson has declined to comment to the press.

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