Covid-19: Brighton’s Paddle Round The Pier event postponed Brighton News

EUROPE’s biggest free beach festival has been postponed for the second year in a row.

Paddle Round The Pier (PRTP) was forced to cancel last year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

This year, it is still not possible for the event to take place – even with the loosening of restrictions.

Event organizers, who see people paddleboarding around the West Pier, shared the decision on Facebook.

In an article, they said: “The administrators have considered all the options available to them, but made the difficult decision that with the current restrictions of Covid-19, it will not be possible to hold the PRTP in July.”

After the event was canceled last summer, this year’s one was scheduled to take place July 3-4 with people gathered on Kings Road beach.

There is still hope that a similar event could take place later in the year, if Covid-19 restrictions loosen further in the coming months.

L'Argus: Paddle Round The Pier 2019 Photo: Terry Applin.Paddle around the pier 2019 Photo: Terry Applin.

The organizers added: “We hope to be able to organize a smaller event at the end of this year and will let you know more details as they become available.

“We are discussing a potential date with Brighton and Hove City Council.”

The last time the event could take place was in 2019, when people boarded a series of homemade rafts.

These rafts included a giant seagull, a tropical island paradise – complete with a mermaid – and a compelling Jaws-themed raft.

There were around 50,000 people on Hove Lawns for the festival to enjoy the weekend of sun and swim.

The current roadmap for loosening restrictions is that the final step in lifting the lockdown in England is to take place on June 21.

However, this could also be postponed as a decision is expected on June 14.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-11 06:00:00

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