WINSLOW SHOW 2021 CANCELLED
August Bank Holiday Monday – 30 August 2021
In view of Monday’s Government announcement to extend the period of restrictions relating to the coronavirus pandemic and large public gatherings, the decision has been made to cancel this year’s Winslow Show.
It is with great reluctance and regret that the Winslow Show’s organizing committee announce that this year’s show will not go ahead as planned. The health and safety of visitors, exhibitors and volunteers is the Show’s most important priority. There continues to be great uncertainty about the Covid virus, restrictions and appropriate mitigation which makes any decision to hold the show extremely risky in terms of safety, planning and financial loss.
Dean White, chair of the Winslow Show Association Committee, said: “It is with great reluctance that we have to cancel this year’s Winslow Show. We are following current Government advice with people’s safety foremost in our minds. Although restrictions may be lifted in the coming weeks – this would still impose severe challenges on running a large public gathering including restricting numbers, reducing attractions, the imposition and policing of mask-wearing rules and, sadly, compromising this great family-friendly event. We will be contacting everyone involved in the Show about the cancellation.
“I would like to thank Christopher Gilmour for again kindly giving his permission to use the Show field and to all the stallholders, exhibitors and the army of volunteers who work tirelessly every year to put on the Show. With special thanks to our main voluntary groups: Winslow Rotary club, Lions club of Winslow, Edgcott & Winslow Young Farmers club and 1st Winslow Scouts.”
We now look forward to planning next year’s Show and hope to provide a great day out and raise funds for local good causes as normal.