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Jersey Battle of Flowers cancelled

This year's Jersey Battle of Flowers and Moonlight Parade have been cancelled.

The annual events, due to take place in August, are the latest to be called off due to the current uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.

It is the only occasion outside of war time that Battle will not go ahead.

Organisers say this announcement comes with "deep regret", but the safety of the community must come first.

The introduction of social distancing has severely impacted on their ability to gather together as a group and continue with preparations for this year.

By making this early decision it also reduces the financial implication on organisers and exhibitors in committing funds for their float materials, in particular flowers, which primarily would be shipped from overseas. With the situation impacting globally, it was uncertain whether any shipments could be guaranteed.

We will continue to work closely with exhibitors over the coming months and offer them our full support.

– Jackie Donald, Battle of Flowers organiser

Anyone who has purchased tickets for the 2020 summer parades have the option of a full refund or transferring their tickets towards the 2021 event.

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