Oh Pooh - the Pooh Sticks championships have been cancelled
THE World Pooh Stick Championships due to take place this Sunday has been cancelled because the river will be too dangerous.
The competition which attracts around 1,300 visitors each year to Day’s Lock on the Thames in Little Wittenham, but recent heavy rainfall has made the river currents dangerously strong.
The Environment Agency has put up red warning signs meaning that boat users may not use the river, which means that organisers can no longer deploy the safety boats which EA requires for the event to be safe.
The Rotary Club of Oxford Spires, which organises the event, has said it hopes to rearrange for September.