The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul Wisbech regrets to announce that it is cancelling its Flower Festival and the associated Church Gardens Market Stalls for 2020.
We are so sorry to make this announcement, but our contribution to Rose Fair 2020 will have to be cancelled, and, for us, this will be an enforced fallow year.
Clearly this was not a course of action we hoped to take for our 56th anniversary event, but following the new government measures announced this week – and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty – this is now our only viable option.
We very much hope that the situation in the UK will have improved enormously by the end of June. But even if it has, we are no longer able to spend the next three months with hundreds of volunteers here in Wisbech and beyond, helping us with the enormous job of planning and organising the flowers, building the infrastructure and attractions needed to welcome thousands of people.
We would like to send our sincere apologies to the volunteers who have already put many hours into contacting suppliers, and creating and compiling the information needed for this year's event.
To all the stall holders - We would like to thank you, and offer you the chance to roll your deposit over to next year, to secure your stall for Rose Fair 2021. Alternatively, a full refund will be given upon request. Please contact Tony Foice-Beard firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you once again.
The decision to cancel The Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul Wisbech Flower Festival and the associated Church Gardens Market Stalls for 2020, will no doubt come as a terrible blow to our dedicated committee and volunteers who work so hard to make this event happen. There will also inevitably be severe financial implications as a result of this cancellation – not just for us, but also the Festival’s charity partners, suppliers, traders, local landowners and our community.
We were so looking forward to welcoming you all for our 56th anniversary with a line-up full of fantastic artists and stalls that we were incredibly proud to have booked. Again, we’re so sorry that this decision has been made.
We look forward to welcoming you back to next year and until then, we send our love and support to all of you.