Nearly 4,000 Marlow residents enjoyed the innovative Christmas Drive-In Festival, with hundreds more listening in on the radio.

Organised by Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park team and Marlow Town Council, the event was over four days, with highlights including the popular Meals from Marlow lunch on Friday [December 18] – and despite the event being cancelled midway through its run, Marlow FM’s Hidden Heroes Awards was able to take place successfully at the Drive-In on Saturday night [December 19].

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Due to the Government's announcement which revealed that the whole county would enter Tier 4, the three remaining days of the festival were called off.

Mayor of Marlow, Richard Scott said: “We have provided the opportunity to gather for a safe festive occasion to around 4,000 people.

“However, we are sorry that others will be disappointed.

“Our priority throughout has been the wellbeing of our wonderful hometown,”

“This decision is therefore sad but essential.

“It is a tribute to the whole community that twenty-five local organisations have been involved in this project, though unfortunately not all of them got to appear on the big screen due to the new restrictions.

“Happy Christmas and stay safe everyone.”

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Chris Hughes of Brand Events added: “The event demonstrated the amazing community spirit in Marlow.

“Thanks to everybody for helping to provide a safe festive gathering for thousands of people.

“Sorry it ended early.”