Havering Council’s Langtons Summer Concert will not go ahead this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic caused last year’s event to be cancelled due to restrictions on mass gatherings, and will not go ahead this year either.
The summer concert requires months of planning and financial investment before taking place, and the uncertainty caused by the pandemic means the Council have been unable to do this with confidence that it would go ahead.
Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, said:
“It’s with regret that the Langtons Summer Concert cannot go ahead this year.
“As with all large public events, the concert takes a lot of preparation and financial commitment, and faced with uncertainty around mass gatherings, we could not risk incurring costs for an event that may otherwise need cancelling closer to the time.
“Our staff work hard to put on this concert, and each year thousands of residents come along and enjoy themselves.
“We are looking at other ways of bringing the community together once restrictions are fully lifted in line with government guidelines and public health advice.”