LNBP Community Boating has received official notification that the Crick Boat Show due to be held in May has been postponed.
The annual event is held at Crick Marina in Northamptonshire where LNBP are the Show’s Official Charity Partner and operate the trip boats across the weekend. Crick 2020 was due to take place once again over the Whitsun Bank Holiday which for this year was Saturday to Monday 25th May, with Friday 22nd being reserved for a Trade and Preview Day.
However the Show Organisers made the early call and announcement to postpone the Show due to the ongoing situation with the coronavirus outbreak. There is hope that the event can be rescheduled with new dates for later in the year to be announced in due course.
A statement on the Crick Boat Show website said:
Show Director’s statement Monday 16 March 2020
“With Crick Boat Show scheduled to take place over the Late May Bank Holiday weekend, we have been closely monitoring the evolving public health advice regarding Covid-19 and the rapidly changing government plans.
The health of visitors, exhibitors, volunteers, contractors, suppliers and our staff is paramount and it has become clear that, with the currently projected duration of the Covid-19 outbreak, now is the right time for us to announce a postponement of the 2020 Show to later in the year.
We are aware that the Show is critical to many waterway-related businesses and the highlight of the waterways calendar for many visitors, and so we will be working hard to find a suitable alternative date. With around 40 key suppliers to work with on their availability we would ask for your support and patience while we evaluate all of the possibilities. We will make a further announcement on a re-scheduling as soon as possible.”
Peter Johns, Show Director
** CRICK BOAT SHOW 2020 TO BE RE-SCHEDULED ** Read the full statement here: https://t.co/FvlMrzshDO. We will make a further announcement on new dates as soon as possible.
— Crick Boat Show (@CrickShow) March 16, 2020