It is with careful reconsideration and deep sadness that, in light of more recent developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to cancel Mayfair and the Carnival 2020. We had previously postponed the event until July, but with more recent updates and with the schools now closed and ongoing uncertainty it is simply not a feasible option.
Please be assured that this was not an easy step to take, crucially however, safety must come first. We are and will continue to be in contact with the local schools in the hope that a scaled down event for those children involved may take place later in the year. However, as I am sure you understand, it will very much depend on external circumstances. Arrangements with the dress maker are still going ahead so that the May Queen and her entourage will have their outfits.
We want to thank everyone for your understanding in this incredibly difficult and unprecedented time. We will continue to keep you all updated.
Cllr Keeley Allin, Mayor and Chairman of the Great Torrington Mayfair and Carnival Committee.