A MUCH-LOVED Evesham river event has been axed as the revamp of the toilets in Workman Gardens continues to overrun.
Evesham’s River Festival has been cancelled for the third successive year because the work on the new public toilets has left insufficient space for the event to be held under health and safety regulations.
After being scrapped in 2020 and 2021 because of the pandemic, organisers had hoped this year’s event in July would be a welcome return for a weekend which attracts boaters from across the country in a celebration of the River Avon and its place in the heart of Evesham.
But those dreams have been dashed with organisers admitting the decision was something ‘out of our control’.
“The Workman Gardens are undergoing renovations and the available space is not adequate to comply with Health and Safety requirements to hold this event,” a statement said.
“Thank you to everyone for their continued support to this wonderful local event.
“We want to make next year’s event a showcase for the river and the town and planning is already underway.
“If you would like to be involved in organising the event or sponsorship please contact the Evesham River Festival Committee,” the statement added.
Visit theeveshamriverfestival.uk/contact/ for more.