Covid: BCP Council postpones July events

A multitude of events have been canceled by the BCP Council following the announcement that the lifting of restrictions has been delayed.

In an effort to prevent crowds from gathering, the BCP council has canceled Folk on the Quay, which was scheduled to take place on June 26 in Poole, and instead, artists will have the opportunity to perform at the Coast Live Festival. .

Harry Paye Day, which was scheduled to take place on July 3, and Poole Goes Vintage, which was scheduled to take place on July 11, have both been postponed.

The council said it hopes these events will take place later this summer once restrictions allow.

Africa Comes to Bournemouth, which is due to take place on June 26, has also been postponed until later in the summer.

Scheduled events, as per government event guidelines, include Quay For My Car, every Friday from July 2 to August 27, CityFibre Poole Quay Summer Fireworks, every Thursday from July 22 to August 26, and Poole Seafood Festival in September. 25 and 26.

Councilor Beverley Dunlop, Senior Member for Cultural Events and Bournemouth Regeneration, said: ‘It is with regret that we have had to postpone these hugely popular events following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday that the current restrictions will remain in place for another four weeks.

“It is because these events are so popular with residents and visitors, normally drawing large crowds, that we have made the decision to bring these events back into compliance with government guidelines for outdoor events.

“Every effort is made by everyone involved to reschedule relevant events so that outdoor entertainment can be enjoyed by all when it is safe to do so. We will let everyone know as soon as possible of the new dates once we get them.

“We thank everyone for their patience and remind everyone to comply with all current Covid-19 guidelines. ”

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