Organisers of the Great Yorkshire Show will offer to reimburse the trade stand holders for the two days they lost as a result of the cancellation of last week’s agricultural showcase due to the unprecedented wet weather.
In a move which is expected to cost the Yorkshire Agricultural Society £700,000, the Society will write to the or so businesses offering the two thirds reimbursement which covers the cost of their stand.
Nigel Pulling, Chief Executive said: “Under our terms and conditions no refund is due, but we recognise that for many, the loss of two days’ business will have a severe impact at a time when trading is already challenging. Therefore, we have taken the decision today to offer this refund."
The cancellation is expected to cost the Society around £2m in ticket refunds, extensive remedial work to the car parks during the Show, cancelled attractions and displays, and reimbursement of trade stands.