Party in the Park showpiece is OFF

Date published: 16 June 2021

Organisers of Party in the Park, the family celebration that has graced Saddleworth for 15 years, have reluctantly concluded that this year's event cannot take place.

Slim hopes that a concert could take place at Delph Cricket Club late in September were dashed with the Prime Minister's announcement that the lockdown easings were being put back to late July.

Speaking for the organisers, Martyn Torr, events director at New Image (PR) Ltd, said: "We have all reluctantly concluded that an event this year is just not feasible.

"The acts were in place, the sponsors had agreed to support us and we all held out a hope that we could put together an event that would help put a smile back of the faces of the public.

"Monday's delay of opening the economy until late July meant there is simply not enough time to put in place all the arrangements that are needed for an event of this size.

"We all remain hopeful that the event can take place next year, when the world will be a safer place and the virus is well under control.  

"We all recognise that this decision will be a blow to a lot of people, but we also believe this is the sensible option given the current circumstances."

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