COVID-19 UPDATE: Events on council land to be cancelled
Events due to have been held on land owned by Folkestone & Hythe Council before 31 July 2020 have been cancelled.
These cancellations are a necessary measure in line with the government advice to try and limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The decision will be reviewed in June for events in August onwards.
Cllr David Monk, Leader of Folkestone & Hythe District Council, said: “Clearly we regret having to make this decision but the welfare of our residents is our top priority.
“Some organisations have already been in contact with us to cancel their event which is very sensible. We are all in this together and we must do what we can to curb the spread of this virus.
“There are events planned on land not owned by the council. I would strongly urge organisers to consider the government advice about social distancing and give very careful thought and discuss with the land owner as to whether their event should go ahead.”
Current government advice recommends social distancing and encourages those who can work from home to do so.
For more information about COVID-19 and local support please visit folkestone-hythe.gov.uk/coronavirus
Events being cancelled are listed below and include those which have already been cancelled or postponed by organisers.
|Cancelled events||Event Location||Event Date|
|Charity Boot Fairs||St Mary’s College Playing Field, Folkestone||From 04.04.2020|
|Rock Pooling||Lower Leas Coastal Park, Folkestone||From 06.04.2020|
|Folkestone 10 Mile Road Race||Lower Leas Coastal Park, Folkestone||10.04.2020|
|Play Day||East Cliff / Jocks Pitch||03.05.2020|
|Hythe Bay Triathlon||Hythe Swimming Pool, Hythe||17.05.2020|
|Rotary Club of Hythe Round the Houses Race||Hythe Canal Banks North and South, Hythe||17.05.2020|
|Bandstand Summer Concerts||The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone||From 24.05.2020|
|Folkestone Coastal 10K||Lower Leas Coastal Park, Folkestone||31.05.2020|
|Normandy Veterans Day Service||Garden of Remembrance||06.06.2020|
|Boot Fairs||Radnor Park, Folkestone||From 07.06.2020|
|William Harvey Sunday||William Harvey Statue, Langhorne Gardens, Folkestone||07.06.2020|
|John Thurston’s Fun Fair||Radnor Park, Folkestone||09.06.2020 – 15.06.2020|
|Folkestone Race for Life||The Leas, Folkestone||14.06.2020|
|Blessing of the Fisheries||The Stade, Folkestone||21.06.2020|
|Armed Forces Day||The Leas and Radnor Park, Folkestone||28.06.2020|
|The Kent Golden Mile, Junior Mile & 5K||Dymchurch Sea Wall, Dymchurch||28.06.2020|
|Grand Parade||Hythe High Street, Hythe||04.07.2020|
|Hythe Community Festival Canal Bank Concert||Royal Military Canal and canal bank, Hythe||11.07.2020|
|Vintage Music Festival||The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone||11.07.2020|
|UK’s Strongest U105kg Competition 2020||The Leas Bandstand, Folkestone||12.07.2020|
|Hythe Food & Drink Festival||Holman’s Field, Hythe||17.07.2020 – 19.07.2020|
|Folkestone Pride 2020||The Leas, Bandstand & Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone||18.07.2020|
|Teddy Bear’s Picnic||Amphitheatre, Folkestone||30.07.2020|