Readers have reacted with disappointment after a popular firework was cancelled.

Cockermouth fireworks display has had to be cancelled, due to flooding affecting the town.

The area on which the fireworks display is set to take place has been completely flooded in the past couple of days.

In a statement , Cockermouth Town Council said: "We’re really disappointed to have to announce the cancellation of our fireworks display in the Memorial Gardens on November, 11.

"The Gardens remain flooded, the ground is saturated and covered in debris. More rain is forecast over the coming days.

"Public safety is the overriding factor in our decision."

The display also had to be cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic forcing large events to be put on hold for the past 18 months.

Here's what you, the readers had to say.

Sam Graham said: "That’s our plans out the window."

It was only last month that the town council said that the firework display would be going ahead again this year.

The Fireworks display is organised by Cockermouth Town Council and normally brings large crowds to the town every year to see the vast array of fireworks on offer.

The annual event takes place in the Memorial Gardens of the town and is an event that thousands of people, many of whom are families, attend every year.

Last year the event was cancelled due to the concerns that councillors had about holding that and the town's Christmas Light Switch on with the virus spreading in the county.