Nottingham Beach canceled as Covid cases continue to rise
Nottingham Beach has been canceled for the second year in a row due to the ongoing Covid pandemic.
The announcement by the organizers of Nottingham City Council and Mellors Group comes on what is called “Freedom Day” as restrictions related to face masks and social distancing have been lifted.
However, the organizers believe that the annual event, in the Old Market Square, will not be safe as Covid cases continue to rise in the city.
It was normal for the beach to open next week to coincide with the start of the school holidays.
Councilor Eunice Campbell Clark, City Council Portfolio Holder for Entertainment, Culture and Schools, said: “The beach is very popular with local families so we know a lot of people will be really disappointed that it won’t last this year.
“We have studied the city’s summer program very carefully over the past few weeks, and assessed the specific risks associated with each event. There are still a number of events that can be safely proceeded with, but the beach poses certain problems given the nature of the event, the number of people attending and its location in the middle of a city center crowded.
“While most restrictions have ended today as part of the fourth step of the government’s national roadmap, Covid cases continue to rise in Nottingham and across the country, so it is absolutely essential that we act carefully.”
A Mellors Group spokesperson said: “We are very disappointed that this year’s Nottingham Beach event has been cancelled. However, safety comes first, and with the number of cases increasing across the UK and Nottingham, both Mellors Group and Nottingham City Council have decided the best thing to do is Cancel this year’s event and wait until it’s safe to have a party to remember next. Summer. We know this isn’t the best news but we hope everyone understands our decision.”
splendor and Riverside Festival It was already canceled this year due to ongoing uncertainty around Covid. Splendor DHP Family organizers have confirmed that the event will return in 2022 and they are currently talking to works from this year’s lineup to check availability for next year. People who have a ticket for this year are being urged to hold on to it as it will be valid for the 2022 festival.
The council said there will still be plenty of events and attractions in Nottingham this summer.
Nottingham Castle It reopens after its £31m makeover and hosts Wollaton Hall Titus: T-Rex is Gallery King With the first true skeleton of a T.Rex seen in the UK over a century ago. The Nottinghamshire Pride Festival was postponed earlier in the summer but will now take place on Saturday 11 September.
Other events include:
- Outdoor cinema screenings with Luna Cinema coming to Wollaton in August and Newstead Abbey at the end of July
- Arboretum Sunsets Festival in the beautiful Arboretum garden with live music for all tastes, competitions, bingo nights, comedy, food and beer festivals
- Open-air theater at Wollaton Hall and Newstead Abbey through August 20.
- Clifton’s Jake Bugg is headlining The Hundred, a brand-new cricket competition with plenty of courtside music and entertainment, with Nottingham’s first game, the Trent Rockets, at Trent Bridge on Saturday 24th July.
- Famous bands in the park with performances planned at the Arboretum and at Victoria Embankment for August and September.