Senior citizens' supper cancelled

PUBLISHED: 12:49 11 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 25 May 2010

A POPULAR outing for older residents in Portishead and Pill has been postponed.

A POPULAR outing for older residents in Portishead and Pill has been postponed.

Around 200 senior citizens were due to enjoy an evening of food and entertainment at an annual supper at Somerset Hall tonight (Wed).

But, with more heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures forecast event organisers, Portishead police, decided to pull the plug.

PCSO Deborah Charman said: "This is very disappointing for all concerned but the safety of those attending has to take priority and based on the weather forecast for the coming week, we decided we could not take the chance of anyone slipping on ice or snow and getting hurt."

More than 40 drivers were lined up to get 200 senior residents to and from the event, which included an evening packed with special guests, music, song and dance, as well as a three-course meal prepared and cooked by the police team.

PCSO Charman added: "The decision has been heartbreaking for everyone involved as we know how much people were looking forward to it and so much work has already gone in to the preparations.

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