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Things will be different but there’s still lots to look forward to

by Jonathan Kearney

Whilst the Knowsley Flower Show, Feelgood Festival and Elizabethan Fayre will not be taking place this year, Knowsley Council is promising residents things to look forward to as the borough emerges from lockdown.

The continued uncertainty, due to the pandemic, means that instead of large events with thousands of people, Knowsley Council will be concentrating its efforts on smaller experiences and events to create ‘magical moments’ over the summer for residents.  Larger events will be developed when there is more certainty.

A spokesperson for Knowsley Council commented:

“It is fair to say that we have thought long and hard about our event plans for this year. At times it was clear that major events were just not going to be possible at all. Now we are seeing some positive indications that life might be returning to some kind of normality but there are still lots of uncertainties as we progress along the Government’s roadmap. As part of this, it’s really not clear yet if events in open spaces, such as with our Flower Show and Feelgood Festival, can go ahead without some form of COVID checks in place. We want to be certain that whatever we plan we can be sure to deliver it, safely, for our residents. These events take a long time to plan and organise and so for these events in particular, we’re planning towards bigger and better Feelgood Festival and Flower Show in 2022.

We know from talking to our communities that many people are keen to get back out there and enjoy the summer months. We also appreciate that there is still a lot of nervousness and anxiety at the prospect of mixing with large groups of other people.

“So this year we are thinking and doing things differently. We hope that the result will be a range of smaller interesting experiences and events  across the borough as a whole. This will mean that everyone can join in in some way, feel comfortable, have fun and importantly feel and stay safe.”

Plans are still being finalised for a summer programme which will be published over the coming weeks and months.

A spokesperson added:

“We hope there will be something for everyone to enjoy in some way and this will be a great opportunity to build excitement for 2022 when Knowsley will be the Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture.”