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More borough council organised events cancelled

Fireworks over Red Mount Chapel from Fawkes in the Walks 2019.

Published: Thursday, 20th August 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and attempts to reduce the spread of the virus it has been decided to cancel several upcoming events organised by the borough council.

The Mini Meet and Classic Car shows due to take place in the Tuesday Market Place in September and Fawkes in the Walks fireworks display that was scheduled to take place in November have been cancelled.

Cllr Brian Long, Leader of the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk said: “These decisions have not come lightly but the health and safety of the public is our top priority. I personally was looking forward to parking my mini along with over 200 others in a few weeks time. Thousands of people enjoy these events and I am hugely disappointed that we cannot host them this year.

“I believe this is the right and most responsible decision to take. I hope to see all of these events and many more return to the borough next year.”

Cllr Graham Middleton, cabinet member for business development, added: “Many borough council organised events have already been cancelled. Due to current social distancing guidance and the need to reduce Coronavirus infections within our community we have had to take the decision to not hold these events this year. There is always great support and I look forward to seeing the crowds return when it’s safe to host them again in 2021."

Other events planned for later this year are still under review.

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