Friday 20 March 2020
Pride event postponed until September
Cheshire East Council is postponing its Pride in the Park summer event until September, due to the ongoing concerns and impact of Coronavirus.
The event was due to be held at Queens Park in Crewe on Saturday 20 June but has now been postponed in light of the government’s advice on mass gatherings of more than 500 people.
The council has a duty to act responsibly and protect the public, which it will always do as its highest priority. The postponement of the event was therefore the most sensible course of action to take.
Pride in the Park is in its third year, having been held for the first time at Tatton Park in 2018. The event will now happen on Saturday 12 September from 1-7pm.
Councillor Jill Rhodes, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for public health and corporate services, said: “It is a great shame to be postponing Pride this summer, though I would like to be very clear in saying that this is a postponement and not a cancellation.
“Our number one priority now is to contain Coronavirus and do whatever is necessary to keep Cheshire East residents safe. There can be no greater priority for this council at this very challenging time.
“I know that a lot of hard work has already gone into preparing for this year’s Pride event and that hard work will not be wasted.
“Clearly though, our priorities lie elsewhere at this moment and we hope that everyone who was planning on attending Pride in June will understand. We simply ask that for now all residents follow the advice on the NHS website and stay safe.”