River walk is postponed
WALKERS are being warned that the Orwell Walk, due to attract 1,000 people tomorrow, has been called off.
WALKERS are being warned that the Orwell Walk, due to attract 1,000 people tomorrow, has been cancelled.
Organisers said much of the route is under water today and it would be too dangerous to continue the event.
Three walks of 25 miles, 18 miles and 11 miles were due to take place from 7am tomorrow but the wet weather has taken its toll.
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John Button, chairman of the fundraising committee of the Ipswich East Rotary Club, who organised the walk, said: “Much of the rout is under water. It obviously was a very major decision that has not been taken lightly because it involves a lot of organisation which now has to be re-done.
“But we have no alternative for safety reasons.”
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He added the event will be re-scheduled for September 7.