Event organisers defy the elements

Flood waters recede slowly from Wellingborough Embankment after recent heavy rain

Flood waters recede slowly from Wellingborough Embankment after recent heavy rain

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Despite more rain being predicted to fall today, organisers of events this weekend have vowed to battle the bad weather.

So far the heavy rain last month has already caused the abandonment of the Rushden Cavalcade of Historical Transport and Country Show.

But organisers of other events – such as a walking festival in Corby and a disabled horse-riding event in Moulton – say they plan to go ahead despite the weather.

Yesterday Pitsford Hall Weather Station predicted rain, sometimes heavy, today followed by light showers on Friday.

Further showers are expected on Saturday.

The weather has not only been uppermost in the minds of event organisers, but also homeowners.

A day after moving out from their caravans at Billing Aquadrome, residents were told yesterday they could go back.

However, they have been warned a flood warning is still in place for the area.

Norman Robinson, Environment Agency manager said: ‘This is a very difficult time for the residents and we’re trying to make sure we get the right balance between people being able to carry on with their every day lives but also ensuring they do not get caught out by serious flooding.”

The flood warning issued by the Environment Agency covers land either side of the River Nene from Cogenhoe to Great Doddington.

Flood alerts have also been set up along the River Ise from Clipston to Wellingborough and on the Alledge Brooke from Grafton Underwood to Thrapston.