A MUSIC event that ran for almost a decade is no more after a town council decided it had run its course.

Music in the Park was a free event in Ponteland Park first held in 2010.

Various bands catering to a multitude of musical tastes performed throughout the event’s lifespan, and hundreds of people attended in previous years.

However, while the event was initially popular, attendance dwindled in recent years, and organisers Ponteland Town Council have decided not to host the event any longer.

At Ponteland Town Council’s September meeting, Coun. Adam Shanley reported that the Music in the Park working group had decided the event had no future.

The council unanimously agreed to bring the event to an end.

Coun. Shanley said: “The working group met earlier in the year to discuss the future of Music in the Park.

“There was a consensus across the whole meeting that the event has run its course and there was not an argument for it to continue.

“It’s been an event that has been going on for 10 years.

“It’s too close to Party in the Park and there’s not an appropriate time of the year to do it.

“I think there was a feeling that it has run its course and that’s the recommendation.”

Coun. Richard Dodd added: “The writing on the wall has been there for some time.

“We have reached the time where it’s had enough.”

The council’s clerk, Kath Mavin, said she would write to the organisers of the event to thank them for their service.

She said: “I would like to write to the people who helped set this up on behalf of the council.

“They are quite upset it’s not going to happen again.”