Drayton & Taverham

City celebration is cancelled

Just Regional
Apr 14, 2020 2 mins read

One of the most keenly anticipated events of the year, the Lord Mayor’s Celebration, will not go ahead this year.

Planned to take place in Norwich from Friday, July 3, to Sunday, July 5, the restrictions linked to the coronavirus outbreak mean it is not possible for the plans to be put together at this time.

The Lord Mayor’s Celebration is one of biggest events in the city’s calendar each year, bringing a range of free performances and activities including a parade, concerts and a fireworks display, to the city centre over three days. It is the first year on record that is has been cancelled.

Alan Waters, leader of Norwich City Council, said: “While it has become inevitable, we are very disappointed that we will be unable to hold this much-loved, free event for Norwich residents this summer. The safety of artists, participants, staff and attendees is always central to our events, and this year it is not possible to achieve this while also following important social distancing guidance.

“I’d like to thank everyone involved for the work they had already done to arrange the weekend, and we look forward to coming together next year for the city’s biggest street party.”

The Lord Mayor’s Celebration has been cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions.

This summer’s programme of Bandstand Concerts and School’s Out activities are still under review. For the latest information on city events, visit www.norwich.gov.uk/events

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