Crowborough Town Council has taken the decision to cancel their Fireworks and Christmas events this year.
It is with great sadness and regret that Crowborough Town Council has taken the difficult decision to cancel its planned Fireworks and Christmas Fair events scheduled for later this year. The decision was taken due to restrictions on mass gatherings and difficulties involved in enabling such events to be socially-distanced and COVID-secure.
In March the Council cancelled the 75th VE Day anniversary commemorations, Boundary Walk, Sussex Day and Summer Fair (more).
The matter was on the agenda for the Communications & Events Committee on 14th July. The Council also agreed that the possible winter spike of coronavirus should also be taken into account in making a decision regarding the commitment of £28,000 of taxpayer’s money.
Looking to the future, the Town Council hopes to be able to host a weekend festival next Summer. As the minutes of the meeting reflect, Councillors felt such an event would be a fantastic opportunity to bring the community back together after what has been a difficult year for all residents:
It was agreed that a weekend event would bring
the community together and could be a celebration of the end of the torrid times in which
people are currently living in.
The event could be diverse in its appeal to both young and old and could incorporate live music, the Summer Fair and maybe an outdoor cinema.
It was agreed that the Operations Officer prepare a report on Crowfest 2021 with costings
for the committee to consider.