Popular events cancelled

Posted on 02nd July 2020 | in Community

This summer’s events calendar is looking pretty sparse, as two more events have had to be cancelled.

Amble’s Lifeboat Day 2019

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.”

Hauxley Fun Day 2019

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.

Anna Williams

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2 thoughts on "Popular events cancelled"

  1. Joey Davison says:

    Hi .i was wondering if amble fun fare rides will be held this year or if its cancelled due to the covid 19..
    Thank you

    1. theambler says:

      Hi Joey – Do you mean Slater’s fun fair? I just looked on their Facebook page and they say they’ll be back in Amble 12 – 22 September

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