Leyland Festival cancelled again but hope for 2022
Feb, 22 2021
Tradition. No-one likes it better than a Sunday roast at your grandma’s followed by a cup of tea and a natter.
This is how the people of Leyland feel about the annual Leyland Festival that takes place at the height of summer. For many years it has seen a parade of exciting entertainment blaze through the streets of Leyland appealing to an appreciative audience.
Last year however, the celebrated event had to pause in response to the ongoing pandemic. Recent news has surfaced that they will not be staging the 2021 festival either.
Martin Carlin, chairman of the board of Leyland Festival directors expressed these words of woe in relation to the news,
“ The cancellation of the festival for a second year brings huge disappointment for everyone involved. Although we have wrestled with this decision and made every effort to go ahead, it has become evident that we cannot continue to plan for an event in such uncertain times”.
A series of people are always involved in the event and it’s important to make it clear their work is never in vain. They include:-
Today Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to set out a roadmap out of lockdown which will stipulate when certain sectors can open and when schools will reintroduce children and young people back into classrooms.
Martin had these words of optimism ahead of this evening’s announcement,
“There is hope on the horizon, and with great excitement we are able to announce our plans to return with another spectacular event on 18th June 2022. We are overwhelmed with inspiration and dedication, and are working towards an action- packed agenda filled with events to suit our growing and diverse community”.
The recent statistics reveal the following:-
- Every area of Lancashire has seen a decrease in corona virus cases per 100,000 over the last seven days.
- Preston is currently the area in Lancashire with the highest infection rate which stands at 348.6
- England’s rate has also decreased and is now 211.8
Martin concludes with these encouraging words of joy,
“We’re asking everyone to stay safe, hopeful and excited, and to prepare to party when we finally make it back!”
Leyland Festival have announced via Twitter that it will not be going ahead for a second year in a row due to the corona-virus pandemic.
^Alex Ashworth CCG Art Blogger