Last year 21,000 people attended the Havering Show over the weekend (credit: Havering Council)
The annual Havering Show, which was due to take place over the August bank holiday weekend, will not go ahead due to restrictions on mass gatherings. Last year’s show had more than 21,000 attendees in total.
It also means Langtons Summer Concert will no longer go ahead in June.
Both events take several months to plan, however, the council has been unable to do so due to the uncertainty created by the crisis.
“It’s with regret that we have had to cancel, what would have been, the 42nd Havering Show and the Langtons Summer Concert,” said Leader of Havering Council, Councillor Damian White.
“Faced with the uncertainty whether mass gatherings can take place this summer, it’s only right to cancel them now and not risk incurring costs for events that may otherwise need cancelling closer to the time.
“Our events team, sponsors and exhibitors work hard to put on these shows, and each year thousands of residents come along and enjoy themselves. However, the health and safety of visitors, staff, partners and performers must come first.
“We will be looking at other ways at bringing the community together once it is safe to do so, in accordance with government guidelines.”
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