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Orange Pip cancelled due to safety fears

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Saturday’s Orange Pip Market has been cancelled due to safety fears.

High winds are forecast to continue this weekend and concerns over structures such as marquees used at the event have led to the decision.

Cllr Mieka Smiles, Deputy Mayor and Executive Member for Culture and Communities, said the cancellation was disappointing but safety had to come first.

“This is such a shame for all the wonderful traders who show off the best of our area at the Pip and everyone who was planning to enjoy the day,” she said.

“It was a difficult decision to make but we can’t take risks with the forecast as it is and I know the team are already working hard to create a magical Christmas special.”

The Christmas Orange Pip Market is due to take place on Saturday, December 18.

Middlesbrough Art Weekender continues until Sunday (October 3) and features more than 50 artists across 17 venues. The family-friendly event is free and accessible to all. For more information visit the art weekender website.

Visitors to the town centre can also enjoy a series of public art installations delivered by Navigator North on behalf of the Council. They include the stunning Beating Heart, by Stuart Langley, which will illuminate Church House every evening for the next two weeks.

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