All Norfolk Platinum Jubilee events changing plans due to forecast rain

A street party to commemorate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee at Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire.

A number of Platinum Jubilee events have already been cancelled. - Credit: PA

It was hoped that communities would come together in sunny streets and parks on Sunday for the final day of the four-day long weekend to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

However, the forecast of heavy rain has now seen a number of events change their plans.

Here are those affected so far:

Wymondham Jubilee Fest and Community Picnic

Thunderstorms forecast for tomorrow have prompted organisers to "save Wymondham’s big party for a better day (rather) than attempt it in a cold mud pit".

The Wymondham Jubilee Fest and Community Picnic was set to take place from 4pm to 6pm in Kett's Park.

Organisers had planned for live music, fair rides, games and more.

A new date for the event will be announced as soon as possible once the band and traders can confirm availability.

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North Walsham Big Lunch

North Walsham was due to host the Big Lunch at its Memorial Park at 12pm today, however it has now been rescheduled due to predicted rain.

Outdoor music, children's games, stalls and a bar had been planned to accompany the picnic, however it will now take place on Sunday, June 12.

Cringleford picnic

The jubilee picnic in Cringleford has changed plans for the weather, moving into Cringleford School on Sunday at 12pm.

Downham Games

The Downham Games in Downham Market, which sees hundreds of people take part in a variety of sporting events, was due to make its post-Covid comeback tomorrow.

However, organisers are now aiming to reschedule the event to take place before the upcoming school summer holidays, after a yellow weather warning was issued for the area this morning.

The event, which celebrates its 10th anniversary in June, aims to get the community together and encourage them to take part in sport, whilst raising money for charity.

Kessingland jubilee fireworks

Just over the border in Suffolk, Kessingland jubilee fireworks have been cancelled due to predictions of heavy rain and high winds on Sunday (June 5).

The parish council has said that other events may have to be cancelled but this will be announced as it is decided.

Yarmouth Mods & Rockers Street Party

This street party is being taken indoors to Great Yarmouth Minster, set to start at 12pm.

Raising money for a community defibrillator, there will be activities for children and a range of food on offer.

Stalham Fringe

The village's Jubilee Fringe has been cancelled both inside and outside due to the weather. 

Gorleston Bandstand

The celebration sets at Gorleston Bandstand by Great Yarmouth Brass Band and The Hazards have been moved to inside the Pavilion Theatre.

The big picnic is still set to go ahead.

Rudham picnic

The Picnic on the Green has been cancelled and replaced by a party in the village hall. The event is ticket-only with free tickets available from Jane's Coffee Corner.

Attendees may bring alcoholic drinks and there will be food and soft drinks for sale.

Hemsby fireworks

Hemsby Lifeboat has decided to cancel its fireworks event with the plan to reschedule them later in the season.

This includes the barbeque, bar and open Lifeboat Station event.

Thetford party

Due to take place on Market Place, this street party has been cancelled by organisers.

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