It is with regret that we have decided to cancel Water Orton Carnival for 2020.

This will probably come as no surprise with the current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID 19).

Usually at this stage plans are well underway for the Carnival in June, with many stalls booked, attractions agreed, applications made to the council for road closures etc, but there is so much uncertainty at the moment that we feel that this is impossible.

Arranging for a later date is also impracticable as no new date can be set at the moment and attractions such as the fair and arena events are booked up throughout the year, so we have made the decision that the Carnival will not take place in 2020.

This is particularly sad as the outgoing members had committed to stay for this year’s event and we have fortunately recruited quite a few new people to ensure that the carnival continues into 2021 and beyond.

We look forward to brighter, happier days and in the meantime we hope you all stay well, stay safe and if possible, stay indoors.

The Carnival Committee.