Dear Little Stoke parkrunners
As you know, when Stoke Gifford Parish Council made the decision to charge parkrun for use of the park in April, they gave us until 28th May to reach an agreement with them or leave the park. During this period parkrun UK have been in discussion with Stoke Gifford Parish Council who have now asked for more time to answer some of the issues raised.
Whilst we wait for their full response in order to determine the long term future of the event, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel this Saturday's run (28th May) on safety grounds.
We appreciate that this will be frustrating to our runners and volunteers, but the last thing we want is the strength of feeling to boil over from either parkrunners or local residents. We have been taking things week by week and been very grateful for the wonderful atmosphere and friendly parkrun spirit at the events that we have been able to hold.
We hope to provide you with a further update next week. In the meantime, we really appreciate your understanding of the difficulties Little Stoke parkrun has been facing. Please take the Little Stoke spirit with you wherever you are running this weekend.
The Little Stoke Team