The Southend Airshow will not be held in Southend this year, because it is too expensive. Organisers hoped to restart the show on the 12th and 13th of September, after the local council scrapped it in 2013 because of costs. It had run for 28 years.
Now the Save the Southend Airshow group say they are having to look for cheaper venues outside the town, as Southend itself it too expensive. They are speaking to local landowners and other councils, and say they hope to find a location within the next few weeks.
The group say that if the show does go ahead they will have to rename it, perhaps to 'The South Essex Airshow".
They have been working to put the show back on since it was cancelled two years ago, and have secured agreements and sponsorship of more than £100,000. They say they are "100% focused" on finding an affordable venue nearby so that this year's show can go ahead.