A famous local spectacle in Lincolnshire has been shelved for the first time in 29 years amid concerns raised by insurers.
Organisers of the Ingham Village Hall bonfire night and fireworks show cancelled the traditional event slated for November 5 due to a change in insurance conditions, the Lincolnshire Echo
According to the report, insurers are concerned that the bonfire would be within 100 metres of buildings, including houses and a school.
Mick Slack, event founder and former chairman of Ingham Village Hall, said they had no other option but to call off the show.
“We’re hoping it is something we can continue if we can get the right insurance in place or find a new site – but it is easier said than done,” Slack told the Lincolnshire Echo.
The report said the bonfire night has become a significant event for the community, having been able to generate “thousands of pounds” for the village.
“It’s raised lots of money over the years and has brought a lot of pleasure to people in the village and surrounding areas,” Slack was quoted as saying in the report.
Slack hopes that insurance conditions will be changed and a new site will be found so that the event can return next year.
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