Bexhill on Sea is enormously proud to be home to the oldest carnival in the South East.
MESSAGE FROM THE BEXHILL CARNIVAL COMMITTEE
It is with great sadness that the Carnival Committee announce the cancellation of this year’s Carnival which was due to be held from 19th July to 25th July 2020.
We are in extraordinary times and have been optimistically monitoring the Covid-19 virus developments over the past few weeks, however several factors now stop us proceeding with this year’s preparations.
After discussions with RDC, talking to other event organisers and looking at government announcements it is looking likely that all large public gatherings will be cancelled until after August, possibly until the end of the year.
We are finding that other groups, organisations, and suppliers which help make carnival what it is, have sadly they had to withdraw their support this year due to their own commitments.
We also need to be mindful about our local businesses who we rely on for their generosity to help us put on the week’s events of Carnival. This year their funds are going to be tied up with more important things & therefor we feel to best support them we must take a step backwards from asking for their help.
This has been a very difficult decision for the committee to make after the washout of last year’s carnival, but we promise to keep fighting & keep planning ready to get Carnival 2021 on the calendar!
To the people of Bexhill: Thank you for your continued support.
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