Blackpool Carnival is cancelled for second year running

Blackpool Carnival has been cancelled for the second year running due to the pandemic.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 2:40 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th May 2021, 2:42 pm
The Blackpool Carnival has been cancelled for a second year running

Organisers for the free two-day event said they have tried to delay the announcement but said the show must be cancelled again.

It was scheduled to take at the end of July at the Waterloo Headland but will now be rescheduled for 2022.

Geoff Moore chair, of the Blackpool Carnival Community Interest Company, said he was sad to see this year's event scrapped.

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He said: "We know how popular this event would be, especially at the end of an horrific period for us all and we would do anything possible for us all locally to work together and organise a tremendous party to get rid of all the pent up frustration at not being with each other over the last year or so.

"However, again we have to weigh up the positives against the negatives and as with the other major local events, we have to act responsibly for the good of us all and taking into account the easing of the lockdown measures and the vaccination programme that is certainly helping enormously with the fight against this horrendous virus, yet we can't ignore the fact that there is still so much uncertainty regarding the staging of outside events that attract thousands of people.

"We shall be organising a much bigger Santa Clause Drive Around in December and so please keep checking the social media pages for details and hopefully next year will be third time lucky and the Blackpool Carnival will be going ahead and if you want to participate in any way, either personally or as part of a group or organisation, please don't hesitate to contact us, tell all your friends and colleagues."