The organising committe of Staffordshire Country Festival (30 June) has decided to cancel the event following the recent severe weather conditions.

In an official statement the organising committee said: “In spite of a supreme effort by Eland Lodge and The Staffs NCPA Committee, it is with deep regret that we have to announce the cancellation of this years Staffordshire Country Festival. The weather has beaten us with the final decision being made on health & safety. We cannot risk one person, horse or vehicle.”