It is now clear from government advice that the way that everyone in the UK acts in the coming weeks will determine whether we can control this epidemic and give the NHS the best opportunity to save lives. As a responsible community Arundel is already practising social distancing.
We have already been advised of the following changes to cancellations and postponements and postponements of the following scheduled community events. We will update this list as we move forward.
1st April: Love Arundel Resident Meeting: Cancelled
The Love Arundel team will work closely with the Town Council so as to be well poised for action when circumstances allow.
18th April: Farmers Markets: Cancelled
The Arundel Town Council are assuming responsibility for the market from April onwards, and will explore whether the produce from the market traders can be made available to residents on-line.
26th April: St Georges Sunday Roast, in aid of Help for Heroes: Cancelled
Tickets will be refunded, and hopefully another event will take place later in the year.
8th May: VE Day Celebration: Postponed
The planned street party in the Town Square will not take place on VE Day (8th May) but a celebration will take place later in the year.
26th June: Festival ‘Pre-Fest’: Cancelled
This Fundraiser, held on the Lower lawns of Arundel castle, provides almost half of the income for the Festival. Thanks to continued support from the Duke of Norfolk, another event may be possible later in the year.
21-31st August: The Arundel Festival: Scaled-back
Depending on Government advice a smaller scale community festival may be able to take place at the end of August. A decision on this will be taken as the situation unfolds.
The wonderful teams of volunteers who organise these events for Arundel are all disappointed, not least because of the enormous amount of work that they have already put into preparation. However they all hope that, as and when the situation improves, there will be new opportunities for us to come back together and celebrate together as only Arundel can!