As ever there was loads of pleasure within the build-up to this yr’s Bedminster Lantern Parade, particularly because it was saved following an emphatic plea from the neighborhood.
Its future was thrown into jeopardy again in March when Bristol Metropolis Council determined to tug its funding on the identical day its help from native companies was scrapped.
However the BS3 neighborhood rallied spherical to point out their help and appreciation for the occasion, which in flip saved it from the brink of cancellation, a lot to the delight of these campaigners who’ve loved its appeal through the years.
Sadly, nonetheless, it has simply been introduced by organisers that the occasion, which was attributable to happen tomorrow (Saturday, December 8), has been postponed attributable to security issues brought on by the inclement climate.
A submit on the occasion’s Fb web page reads: “Like us you’ve most likely been following the weekend climate forecast over the previous couple of days.
“So it gained’t come as a shock to be taught that, sadly, we’ve make a decision based mostly on questions of safety, to postpone the Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade 2018 on Saturday December eighth.
“We’re very dissatisfied however might be working with Bristol Metropolis Council to repair a brand new date ASAP. It should nonetheless occur, simply not earlier than Christmas.”
For the uninitiated, the parade entails lots of of kids from completely different colleges and neighborhood teams who create big ornamental lanterns. They parade with their creations down North Avenue and again up British Highway earlier than a gathering in South Avenue Park.
The final time the parade was postponed attributable to unhealthy climate was in 2016.