ORGANISERS of this weekend's Ellingham Show have cancelled the event due to the adverse weather forecast.

The event, which had been scheduled to take place at Somerley Park, near Ringwood, on Saturday is organised by Ellingham & Ringwood Agricultural Society.

However, a statement released by organisers said: "With high winds forecast for Saturday we have decided to cancel this years show.

"A great many people have worked towards this years event, we are very grateful for all their contributions and sorry to have to cancel but you can not put a price on safety."