Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Devon County Show cancellation refund offered

PUBLISHED: 09:02 27 May 2014 | UPDATED: 16:17 27 May 2014

The final day of the 2014 Devon County Show has been cancelled

The final day of the 2014 Devon County Show has been cancelled

Archant

The Devon County Show is offering a full refund to everyone who bought tickets in advance but was unable to use them on Saturday, May 24.

The decision was made at a board of management meeting of the Devon County Agricultural Association (DCAA) held yesterday (Monday).

Board chairman John Maunder said: “Whilst the abandonment of the show was forced on us by the extreme weather conditions, and will have a significant financial impact, we want to do right by our paying visitors.

“Without their support we would not have a Devon County Show, and the board felt that we should stand by them, just as I hope that they will stand by us.”

The show will put a form on its website by tomorrow morning.

Anyone with unused purchased Saturday tickets should download the form and return it, along with their tickets; for e-tickets, complete the form and return it.

Applications should be made by Monday, June 30 at the latest. Refunds will be made by the end of July.

The third day of the show on Saturday was abandoned for the first time in its history in the interests of public safety following exceptional levels of rainfall which made the car parks potentially unsafe.

Mr Maunder added: “There is a lot to do to address the financial implications and to repair the site, however the team will soon be working on next year’s show which will be held on May 21-23.”

Other News Stories

17:16

The first Crime and Safety Roadshow took place in Sidmouth this week.

Read more
13:00

A concert featuring an orchestra made up of 70 members from across the South West will be held in aid of Sidmouth Hospiscare.

Read more
12:16

Thousands of pounds have been awarded to a new trailblazing help service.

Read more

A trapped toddler, who got locked in a car, helped firefighter with his own escape.

Read more

An event organiser who has helped to bring some of the country’s biggest authors to Sidmouth is stepping down after more than a decade in charge.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:19

Investing £262,000 in the swimming pools in Sidmouth, Exmouth and Honiton could cut energy bills by £60,000 a year, according to a report.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:04

Fundraisers got dotty and donned their Pudsey ears or all-yellow onesies to support the Children in Need appeal last week.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:20

Painted pebbles are bringing smiles to faces around Sidmouth after a mum brought a colourful initiative to the town.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:31

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning acrosss the South West today (Wednesday), with gusts of 65-to-70mph likely.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:23

Staff at Branscombe Primary School have been praised for their commitment to nurturing pupils development as part of a ‘good’ Ofsted report.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications