A HOST of events have been cancelled by BCP Council following the announcement that the lifting of restrictions has been delayed.

In a bid to prevent crowds gathering, BCP Council has cancelled Folk on the Quay, due to take place on June 26 in Poole, and instead performers will be offered the opportunity to perform at Festival Coast Live.

Harry Paye Day, due to take place on July 3, and Poole Goes Vintage, due to take place on July 11, have both been postponed.

The council said it hoped these events will take place later this summer once restrictions allow.

Africa comes to Bournemouth, due to take place on June 26, has also been postponed until later in the summer.

Events set to go ahead, in line with government event guidelines, include Quay For My Car, every Friday from July 2 to August 27, the CityFibre Poole Quay Summer Fireworks, every Thursday from July 22 to August 26 and the Poole Seafood Festival on September 25 and 26.

Councillor Beverley Dunlop, lead member for cultural events and Bournemouth regeneration, said: “It is with regret that we have had to postpone these hugely popular events after the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday that current restrictions will remain in place for another four weeks.

“It is because these events are so popular with residents and visitors, normally attracting large crowds, that we have taken the decision to put these events back in line with the Government guidelines for outdoor events.

“Every effort is being made by all those involved to reschedule the events affected so that outdoor entertainment can be enjoyed by all when it is safe to do so. We will inform everyone at the earliest opportunity of new dates once we have secured them.

“We thank everyone for their patience and remind everyone to please comply with all the current Covid-19 guidelines.”

For the latest information visit: https://www.pooletourism.com/whats-on/events.