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The Cheshire East “Pride in the Park” events are the latest to be cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Crewe/Nantwich event was due to take place in Queens Park on September 12.

Government restrictions on hosting large outdoor public events continue to be in place, and many other Pride events across the county, including Chester, Congleton and Macclesfield, have also been cancelled.

The council’s Pride event was originally scheduled for Saturday June 20.

Organisers had hoped it would be possible to host the event in September, when the event was rescheduled back in March.

Cllr Jill Rhodes, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for public health and corporate services, said: “It is with genuine regret that we have made the decision to cancel our event.

“I appreciate that this news will come as a big disappointment to many people, but our first priority must always be the safety of the public, and with that in mind, this is the only sensible course of action that we can take.

“I am convinced that Pride in the Park will come back even bigger and better next year but for now, I’d like to say a big thank you to all our sponsors, acts and the LGBT+ community in Cheshire East for their support and patience.

“We sincerely hope that we will have the opportunity of working with you again in 2021.”

The council is putting together a programme of music, competitions and other content for a virtual Pride event with dates to be agreed.

Providers who attended last year’s event are available to the LGBT community for support and advice by visiting www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/livewell

Anyone who needs support with mental health can contact the Switchboard LGBT+ helpline at www.switchboard.lgbt

Pride in the Park will return to Queens Park as a live outdoor event on Saturday June 19, 2021.

Further updates will be shared at www.prideinthepark.com

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