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Penshaw Bowl cancelled due to ground conditions on site

5 April, 2023

Tomorrow's planned Penshaw Bowl has sadly had to be cancelled due to poor ground conditions on site and rain forecast for all day today and Thursday.

The annual event, which is part of the Active Sunderland Easter Family Fun day was due to be held at Herrington Country Park on Thursday 6 April.
But after recent wet weather left the site boggy in places, a site inspection confirmed issues with the car parking areas used for the event and water beginning to pool in the bowling area itself.

Stephen Savage, Assistant Director of Regulatory Services at Sunderland City Council, said: "We're really sorry about having to cancel this year's Penshaw Bowl, I know it's an event that lots of families look forward to.

"But the current ground conditions on site combined with the weather forecast for rain all day today and tomorrow means that it just wouldn't be safe to go ahead, especially with all the family activities planned on site.

"The safety and enjoyment of all those coming along to the event has to be our prime focus. It's disappointing news, but we hope everyone will understand why we have had to take this decision given the poor weather conditions."


Sunderland City Council is contacting families who have signed up for the bowl to let them know that the event is no longer going ahead.

It is also planning to donate the Easter eggs which would have been awarded as prizes at the event to the Salvation Army's Easter Egg Appeal.

To find out about other things to do this Easter visit: www.mysunderland.co.uk/easterfamilyfun


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