Statement from the organisers
“It with enormous regret that the Knutsford Royal May Day Festival Committee has taken the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Festival, which was due to take place on Saturday 2 May.
“Having taken on board the advice given by the Government, Public Health England and the NHS, we are left with no other option than to cancel this year’s Festival,” says Steve Wilkinson, Chairman of the Committee.
“We realise that this decision will leave a lot of children disappointed in and around the town, but we feel that this is the correct decision given the current circumstances and for the health and welfare of all concerned, both children and volunteers.”
Statement from the organisers of the Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green:
“It is with great sadness that Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green has decided that in the current circumstances it would be both impossible and irresponsible to go ahead this year.
This is not a decision we have come to lightly and know that many people will, like us, be devastated. Not only is this for many of us a major high point of our year, it is also vital to kick-starting the local summer economy. We will be meeting regularly to discuss the situation as advice from the government evolves.
We would like to thank all of our supporters, volunteers and local businesses for their continued support. Please keep safe everyone, look after yourselves. 🌿”