Powburn Show news 2020
8 August 2020
We are currently planning to hold the Powburn Show next year: 2021.
There’s a lot of goodwill from the local community, and those who have supported us over the many years, for the Show to go ahead. Of course, this will be dependent on the UK Government’s advice nearer the time with respect to what sorts of gatherings can take place given the state of the coronavirus pandemic in August 2021.
But the Powburn Shop Committee is a positive group…and so we are planning now to hold the Show in 2021! It would be good to think that we will be able to welcome all our traders, competitors, sponsors, volunteers, visitors, and the local community back to the show field on:
Saturday 7August 2021
Can you help us?
We would welcome additional volunteers to help organise the Show. If anyone can’t give a lot of time we can always do with help on day of the Show. Further information…
Of course, our first priority remains the health and well-being of all members of the community. The Powburn Show Committee would like to formally express our hope that everyone continues to stay safe and well.
Bev Wood (Chair, Powburn Show Committee)
23 March 2020
It is with regret that the Powburn Show Committee has made the difficult decision to CANCEL the 2020 POWBURN SHOW, owing to the threat posed by coronavirus/COVID-19. The Show usually takes place in August and it is our hope that the coronavirus will then be under control. However, the planning for the Show would need to start now and it does not seem right to be seeking sponsorship and commitments from trades people at a time when their current livelihoods are under threat and when they are likely to be concerned about cash flows. In addition, we are mindful of the need to secure the safety of all persons involved in organising and running the Show and the very many visitors who would typically attend the festivities. We feel it would be irresponsible to proceed under the current circumstances.
We trust that everyone who has supported the Show of the past many years, and all those who would have planned to attend the Show, will fully understand this decision.
Our thoughts are with each member of the community and especially elderly and more vulnerable people. We are convinced that the community will pull together at this difficult time to help our neighbours.
Finally, we wish to pay our respects to all those key workers who are working tirelessly to help us all: those in the NHS, Social Services, Police Forces, Fire Services, the armed forces, post officers, delivery drivers, cleaners – far too many to mention. But our thanks go to each and everyone.
Powburn Show Committee