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Statement for Mayfair and Carnival 2021

It is with careful consideration and deep regret that, in light of recent increased cases of Covid-19 and uncertainty for future months with regards to the pandemic, we feel we have no option but to cancel Mayfair and Carnival for 2021. Again, this was a huge decision from the committee and was not made lightly. In this case, safety had to come first and so too does the education and well being of our young people and staff at our schools.

This decision has been made in conjunction with the school, whom we have closely liaised with over the last few weeks.

Clearly we hope that we will be meeting again in 2022 to be able to return to our normal celebrations.

From my position as Mayor, I am very sad to not have been able to experience Mayfair in this capacity, as I know how important this event is to the community of Great Torrington. However, we have all come together and I know our tradition will continue for many years.

Keeley Allin – Chair of the Mayfair and Carnival Committee