THE delay in easing of lockdown restrictions has affected some Lyme Regis events.
It was announced yesterday (Monday) that the final easing of lockdown restrictions would not take place on June 21 as initially hoped, but would be delayed for four weeks due to concerns over the rapid spread of the Indian (Delta) variant of COVID-19.
Lyme Regis Football Club has since postponed its biggest fundraiser of the year – the annual Sausage & Cider Festival – from July 3 to July 31.
Organiser Francesca Evans said: “We are really sorry for any disappointment this may cause, but we feel this is the safest option for all our festival-goers and volunteers, and hopefully we can get together by the end of July without having to worry about so many restrictions.”
The event will now be held on Saturday, July 31 from 2pm to 11pm with a full programme of live music and entertainment, bouncy castle, indoor and outdoor bars, a barbecue with award-winning sausages from Lyme Regis Butchers, plus other refreshments.
The Woodroffe School announced this week it had been forced to cancelled its Year 11 and sixth form proms at Symondsbury Tithe Barn, although it is now hoped alternative events may be held at Lyme Regis Football Club if restrictions are eased on July 19 as planned.
The Lyme Regis branch of Cancer Research has cancelled its community lunch, which was set to take place on July 18, and the return of live music at the Nag’s Head has also been delayed until restrictions are further eased.