Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s events programme cancelled until September 2020
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has confirmed that its events programme has been cancelled until September 2020.
Council members agreed this position following a meeting on Tuesday 5th May 2020.
The decision affects all events due to take place in May, June, July and August including Rhythm of the Bann in Coleraine, Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival, Bushmills Salmon and Whiskey Festival, Summer Street Theatre in Portstewart and Portrush along with the Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle.
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Sean Bateson said: “Public health and safety is of paramount importance at this time and for this reason we have taken the difficult decision to cancel all Council events up until the end of September in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to re-establishing our events programme as soon as it is safe to do so, but for now we must to do all we can to contain the spread of coronavirus.
“I want to thank the public for their ongoing understanding during these unprecedented times, and I would urge everyone to continue following the ongoing guidance around social distancing and essential travel.”
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council will continue to review this situation.
To keep up to date please follow our social media channels or go to www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com.
For other information go to www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk/covid19
For queries please email eventsColeraine@causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk
Events and use of Council land
Further to this, in a bid to help slow down the spread of coronavirus and reduce the impact on our local communities all events which were to take place on Council owned land are currently suspended.
Event organisers who had applied to hold an event on Council land in the coming weeks and months are advised that these are now suspended until further notice.
We will not be accepting any new applications to use Council land at this time.
We would like to thank the public for your ongoing understanding and support at this time.