City Eid Mela postponed

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ORGANISERS for this weekends Eid Mela have been forced to postpone the event over health and safety fears.

The Birmingham Eid Mela was scheduled to take place at Cannon Hill Park this Sunday but with heavy rain forecast for the rest of the week organisers today decided to reschedule the popular event to 19 August.

The decision was made by The Muslim Community Steering Group and Birmingham City Council who said there was a risk Cannon Hill Park could become badly damaged as well as health and safety issues for the hundreds expected to travel to the Mela.

Kevin Brown, Head of Event said: “Unfortunately ground conditions at Cannon Hill Park are particularly poor for this time of year due to the awful weather we have experienced in recent weeks.

“We have had no option but to postpone the event on the grounds that we do not want to cause unnecessary damage to the park and that could be avoided and also very importantly for the safety of those that would have attended on Sunday.”

Birmingham Eid Mela will now take place on 19 August.

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