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Nottingham Beach cancelled due to Covid concerns

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Nottingham Beach cancelled due to Covid concerns

 

 

A city's annual beach event has been SLOTXO cancelled due to concerns around the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, council bosses have announced.

The Nottingham Beach attraction typically hosts a number of rides and stalls around a sandy area in the Old Market Square every summer.

But the city council and Mellors Group have announced the beach will not be going ahead, citing worries overits central location, the number of people attending and rising Covid cases.

Councillor Eunice Campbell-Clark, portfolio holder for leisure, culture and schools, said: "There are still a number of events that can go ahead safely but the beach presents particular issues due to the nature of the event, the number of people attending and its location in the middle of a busy city centre.

"While most restrictions have ended today, Covid cases continue to rise in Nottingham and around the country so it's absolutely vital that we go carefully."

A spokesman for Mellors Group added: "We know that this isn't the best news but we hope that everyone understands our decision."