Popular events cancelled
This summer’s events calendar is looking pretty sparse, as two more events have had to be cancelled.
Amble’s popular Lifeboat Day due to take place on 30 August has been cancelled. A spokepserson for the Amble Lifeboat Fundraisers said: “It is with regret that the Amble Lifeboat Fundraisers have decided, after consultation with RNLI Officials, that the Annual Lifeboat Harbour Day, traditionally held on the August Bank Holiday Sunday (30th), will be cancelled for 2020. The decision is reluctantly based on the ability to protect our volunteer crew and staff, as well the public, in the current Covid 19 Pandemic, and current uncertainty about future safety guidance. The current time scale also leaves insufficient time to adequately plan the event. Hopefully it will be back in 2021, bigger, and better. We hope to see you all then, and thank you for your support in previous years.”
The following day – 31 August – would also have seen Hauxley Fun Day, but this too has been cancelled. A spokesperson for Hauxley Village Hall Committee said “We are very sorry to announce that this year’s fun day is cancelled. Social distancing issues and government regulations has unfortunately meant that we have had to make this decision. We hope to see you again in 2021.”
Amble Puffin Festival, Mauretania Day and VE Day commemorations are among dozens of events in 2020 which have been cancelled due to the coronavirus.