HEARTBROKEN Pershore Carnival chiefs have revealed their sadness at being forced to postpone this year’s celebrations because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Committee chiefs made the decision to pull the plug for the May 25 event after the Government vowed to withdraw support for mass gatherings in a bid to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
A carnival has been held in the town every year since 1968, although some claim such events began in Pershore during Victorian times. Carnival bosses have vowed to monitor the situation over the coming weeks and raised the prospect of moving the 2020 event to later this year.
A spokesperson said: “Pershore Carnival committee are all very sad to reach this decision, as everyone loves carnival day, but we really hope to find another date later in the year.”