Alongside many other events, big and small, we are forced to cancel this year’s Festival on the Green as a consequence of the national measures introduced to delay the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
The impacts and effects on individuals, families, businesses and other organisations are huge and varied. No-one knows when the measures will be relaxed. To avoid putting anyone’s health at risk or compromising the Festival’s financial viability for the future this decision is the only one the Festival steering committee could make.
The guiding principles of Festival on the Green have always been Get to Know your Neighbour, and Community Cohesion. Once the measures are relaxed our ambition is to hold some kind of event on the green to bring our community together.
Given the pace of change and the challenge the whole country has been forced to adopt in the last few days, we can’t know now what such an event might be, or when.
We will post more information in the future once we are all able to plan ahead with some kind of certainty.