ORGANISERS said red tape, a lack of volunteers and low take-up of trade stands had forced them to pull the North Swindon Fun Day.

The fun day was due to have been held in Redhouse on August 31.

However, in a statement posted to the North Swindon Community Group website, the fun day committee said it was with regret that they had cancelled the event.

They said: "This is not a decision we have taken lightly, and we would sincerely like to thank everyone who has enquired about either volunteering, performing or taking a trade stand.

"This year the team has struggled with meeting the necessary regulatory requirements needed to run the event, the lack of volunteers and the low take up for trade stands."

Committee member numbers had dwindled over the last five years: "We desperately need new members to help with the running and organising of the event as well as volunteers to help on the day. We would also be interested to hear about any offers of sponsorship from local companies."

Anyone interested in helping with 2020's event should email: