*Important Notice*  Wallingford Town Council has postponed the fireworks and flotilla jubilee event on the evening of Sunday 5th June.

We started planning the Jubilee events earlier this year and had not taken into consideration the impact and affect it may have on our nesting and young wildlife by having fireworks.

We do not want to cause any disturbance to any nesting or young wildlife and we thank our residents’ views along with the professional and expert views that we have sought and have decided to postpone the fireworks at this time.

There is an annual swan upping census taken on the River Thames (in July) and we hope they are able to add the young cygnets that we currently have on the River in Wallingford to the Queen’s annual swan census.

In regards to the flotilla event, we have taken onboard the concerns and advice regarding holding this during such an important time when wildlife are nesting and have their young. Alongside health and safety issues we have decided to postpone the flotilla until later in the year so that it takes place at a suitable time. We want the flotilla event to become a significant annual event in Wallingford which celebrates our town on the river and all things that are great about Wallingford.

We thank you for your support and apologise for any inconvenience but hope you respect our reasons for this. Please continue to watch this space for more information on the Wallingford Flotilla.

Mayor of Wallingford Statement :

I’m really sad that we are having to postpone one of our flag ship Jubilee events. The Flotilla and Fireworks evening is a great idea and a lot of hard work has gone into making it happen. This is why we want to move, not cancel, the event to early Autumn when the impact on wild life is greatly diminished.  I hope that by doing this we can produce an even bigger river-based festival that can become one of the many regular events that Wallingford is famous for.

My sincere apologies to all of the team who have worked so hard to make it happen and to the members of the public that were looking forward to this stunning climax to our Jubilee celebrations.

If you would like to contact us further on this, please email: queries@wallingfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

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