What's On - General events during the coronavirus pandemic

NANTWICH SHOW WILL NOT BE STAGED FOR THIRD YEAR

THIS year's Nantwich Agricultural Show has been cancelled for the third year in succession. This is due to the coronavirus pandemic as it was in 2020. The event was cancelled in 2019 because bad weather had made the ground at Dorfold Hall, near Nantwich, inaccessible.     

   The show was to have been staged on a Saturday instead of its usual Wednesday, and Nantwich Agricultural Society, who stage the event, had plans well in hand for the event on July 24.

   Michael-John Parkin, Chairman of the society, said "It is with extreme sadness we announce that once again the show has to be cancelled. The show is the main event for the society and brings thousands of pounds to the local economy.

   "Our heartfelt thanks go out to everyone in the food and farming industry who do a vital job keeping up the supply of their fantastic products. We know we can count on their support for 2022."

   He added that the show "will definitely be back with a bang in 2022" to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the event.

   This year's show was to have been a one-day event as the International Cheese and Dairy Awards was no longer to be hosted by The Nantwich Show but separately by IDCA Awards Ltd.

   He had explained "The move to a weekend format is to encourage all sectors of the local community to attend and support this established event. A Saturday show will be the first weekend show in 120 years and will facilitate a day out for all the family. "

   Mr Parkin said: "The decision for the two shows to part ways after an association of 120 years has been a difficult one but will provide new opportunities for growth, diversification, and sustainability for both events.

   He added: "The Chairman of the Nantwich Agricultural Society will still be involved with the cheese awards as an Agricultural Ambassador.”

 

 

BLOOMS NOT JUDGED BUT THE WORK WENT ON

JUDGING of the blooms in Nantwich did not take place in 2020 but Nantwich in Bloom Committee carried on with what they do best - keeping the town centre looking blooming good.

   With lockdown eased in May the Committee carried out NHS Rainbow-themed planting as tributes to medical and public servicer workers.

   There were fewer hanging baskets because of a watering issue.

   The Mayor of Nantwich, Cllr Pam Kirkham and her Deputy, her daughter Caroline, helped to judge the floral displays in town, with certificates awarded to the best..

   The Committee's new allotment was used for growing vegetables but in future will be used for propagating plants for town displays.

   The Committee has done more than the tasks listed here - at the Community Orchard, Nantwich railway station, the Coed Wen community woodland and in the Riverside.

   To join the Nantwich in Bloom volunteers contact pennyrow123@outlook.com.

 

 

Beam Heath Trust caNcelLED dividend distribution

A STATEMENT from the Chairman of the Beam Heath Trust Chairman, Kevin Hammersley, in 2020 said:

    Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Trustees of The Beam Heath reluctantly decided that it had become impossible to carry out safely the Distribution payment for 2020.

    Various ways in which the distribution could have been implemented were investigated, but all proposals were not without the possibility of some exposure to the virus.

    Discussions will take place to decide on the best way to proceed this year.

Beam Heath Dividend?  See here

 

 

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MUSIC FESTIVAL A VICTIM OF CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

THE Nantwich Jazz, Blues and Music Festival will not be staged this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

   A message on the festival's website says: "It is with great sadness that we have to announce the cancellation of the 2021 festival.

   "Following the cancellation of last year’s festival we were initially hopeful that the pandemic would not see the festival cancelled for a second year. However, due to the uncertainty that remains around the re-opening of the licensed trade, live performances and the various new strains of the virus circulating means that its highly unlikely distancing rules will be relaxed by Easter so there is no alternative but to cancel the event.

   "We have held off from making the announcement for as long as possible to see if there was any chance of us going ahead. Clearly, public safety and the wellbeing of the people attending and performing is the most important factor and with the continued uncertainty we feel that we must clarify for all the people involved and hoping to attend.

   "This year would have been the 25th festival and large plans were in the pipeline. Sadly, this is not to be but we are determined, all being well, to return with the largest and most spectacular line up next year.

   "Shows that were originally planned for the 2020 festival will go ahead in 2022 and all tickets purchased for 2020 will be valid in 2022.

   "The show must go on . . ."

https://nantwichjazz.com

 

NANTWICH FOOD FESTIVAL CANCELLED

FOR the second year in a row the Nantwich Food Festival, planned for September, is not going ahead. The organising committee had said they would make a decision by Easter about how the festival could be staged, but they have agreed that it could not take place.

   A spokesman said: "It is with great sadness that the committee have decided to cancel this year's festival."

   They added that the decision was not taken lightly and was based on concerns regarding health and safety and "the uncertainty surrounding the holding of large scale public events this year."

   "Planning for the festival begins many months in advance and with the lack of clarity surrounding what restrictions could be in place in the future, the committee do not believe it would be viable to hold an event this year.

   “They appreciate the support they have received from volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors and the local council, and are aware of the local community’s desire for a return to normality, but it was felt that it would not be possible to offer an event that would parallel the success of previous festivals."

    The committee will now focus on planning the 2022 event which will be the 21st.

www.nantwichfoodfestival.co.uk

 

CIVIC HALL IS TOWN'S VENUE FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

NANTWICH Civic Hall is the venue of the Covid-19 vaccinations in Nantwich in a service run by Nantwich and Rural Primary Care Network staff.

   Patients with an appointment for vaccination can gain access to the hall by the side entrance facing the Civic Hall car park. That is, up the ramp where a member of the team is present to guide patients into the hall. There is a one-way system in operation in the hall and so the front door of the hall on Market street is exit only.  

   As is the national norm, the vaccinations are by appointment only. It is not possible to turn up and hope to be vaccinated. The appointments are administered in a timetable for different priority categories of patients.

   Appointments to attend the vaccinations are being sent out by the surgeries. They should not be contacted for an appointment.  

   The Care Network is made up of five local GPs' practices – Audlem Medical Practice, Kiltearn Medical Centre, Nantwich Health Centre, Tudor Surgery and Wrenbury Medical Centre.

 

   For the current information about the vaccinations, visit

https://nantwichandruralcarecommunity.org

   To volunteer to help out in the local vaccination centre, visit:

www.goodsamapp.org/NHSvolunteerresponders

 

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