One of Preston’s longest-running cultural events has been postponed due to coronavirus.Advertisement
Preston Caribbean Carnival was due to take place during the weekend of Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 June.
Moor Park was playing host to the event which has been running for more than four decades in the city.
A statement from the Carnival committee said: “Our lives have all been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic which is currently not only a UK but a global issue.
“We have therefore decided that in the best interest of everyone involved the Preston Caribbean Carnival weekend events are being postponed.
“We are looking to have this important multicultural event at a date later in the year, when it was be safe to bring our diverse Preston community and visitors from Lancashire and other regions, together for Preston Caribbean Carnial 2020.
“Our thanks to all paraders, stall holders and performers who have begun your preparations for this year’s carnival. We hope tha you will be able to join us when we confirm a new date for the event.
“We urge everyone to be vigilant in observing all protective measures that are being advised, enhanced hygienic care and physical social distancing. Be kind to each other and be safe.”
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All tickets already purchased for the One Park festival planned for the Saturday will remain valid for the rescheduled date.
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