Update 20th June 2020:
STATEMENT ON THE CANCELLATION OF THE 2020 FLAMSTEAD SCARECROW FESTIVAL
The organisers of the Flamstead Scarecrow Festival “Friends of St Leonard’s” have this week taken the decision to cancel the Festival in 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak and current Government restrictions on holding large-scale events.
In doing so we have taken into consideration the availability of our volunteers to be able to run a large-scale event in August, especially when many of them have been shielding.
We have also had to consider the availability of the venues we use around the village, which are not currently allowed to open fully under government guidelines.
Additionally, we have taken into account the risk to our village residents (many of whom are in older demographics), and our community buildings and businesses, of inviting a large amount of people to our village when we do not have the infrastructure in place under current conditions to be able to run the event.
We are very sad to have to cancel the festival for the second year in a row as we know what a well-supported event it is, so thanks to all of those who were planning to attend the event this summer.
The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival will aim to be back in 2021, so please do watch out for further updates on our Website and Social Media Channels, and stay safe this summer.
FoSL and the organising committee