Despite being several months away, the organising committee of one of the Island’s favourite carnivals has decided not to proceed with this year’s events.
In a statement related tonight, Shanklin Carnival has said that after much thought and deliberation, it is with deep regret that they have decided to cancel their carnivals for 2020.
The statement says:
”With the risk to public health and the amount of work it takes to plan and deliver our carnival, including the many bookings and other organisational details, we feel that it just wont be possible to pull it together”.
As well as the children’s, main and illuminated carnivals being cancelled, other events planned such as the Carnival Queen Selection event will also no longer be taking place.
The committee adds:
”We are sorry to deliver such disappointing news but hope you all are safe and well”.