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Issue:- 07 June  2012

Woodvale Rally is moving date and to a new location
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THE internationally acclaimed Woodvale Rally has been forced to move from RAF Woodvale after 40 years being on the airfield. Late week we reported that an issue had affected this years hosting of the Woodvale Rally at RAF Woodvale, in Formby. The problem that cropped up suddenly was with the location showed up after a routine site survey by the MOD, on the active base found asbestos was in the ground of the airfield. The Woodvale Rally committee where quickly informed and they acted immediately to save the event.

In a statement issued to the public the Woodvale Rally Press Officer said that:- "The survey has revealed that World War II buildings, which were demolished and buried have now found their way to the surface and contain asbestos. For health and safety reasons organisers of the Woodvale Rally are relocating the event to Victoria Park with the new dates of Saturday, 28 July and Sunday, 29 July 2012. It is a shame we had to move, but we are looking forward and we now have a situation that keeps the show live. Public camping will go ahead and we will contact all people who have already booked."

General Manager Peter Wood said:- "Although we are disappointed that we are not able to use the airfield after so many years, we are more than happy with Victoria Park as a venue. Most attractions will go ahead as usual. The Southport Flower Show committee have been marvellous in accommodating the rally at Victoria Park. The 2012 Rally will have the benefit of a Town Centre location with free bus transport from Chapel Street station and free parking in Princes Park. The 2012 Rally will adapt to the new venue and will provide most of the usual events and attractions."

All of us at Southport & Mersey Reporter with the Rally all the best and we will continue to sponsor this fantastic show. We can confirm that we will be re-activating the online booking on our Mersey Reporter Shop  and tickets can also be obtained again on  as well as from Sefton TIC.

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