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Cheese Rolling 2010 cancelled

The annual Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling 2010 event has been cancelled, with plans for a 2011 event already underway.

Organisers of the world-famous Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake have announced that the annual event, scheduled to take place on Monday 31 May 2010, has been cancelled.

Attendance at the event is said to have far outgrown the location where it has traditionally been held for several hundred years – with 15,000 people descending on the area in a bid to catch the action in 2009. This is three times the capacity of the rural site near Brockworth in Gloucester, organisers say.

While local and international fans will no doubt be disappointed to hear the news, the event’s organising committee are working with local authorities and police to control numbers and improve crowd safety, emergency vehicle access and traffic flow for next year’s event.

Due to make a return in 2011, in a revised form, the next Cooper’s Hill Cheese and Wake may be the most highly-anticipated yet.

Check out SoGlos.com’s Gloucestershire events calendar for alternative ways to spend your bank holiday in the county - and see Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling for details on the 2011 event.

© SoGlos

Friday 12 March 2010

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