A POPULAR summer event in Whittington has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Whittington Together confirmed on Facebook on Thursday that the 2020 Whittington Village Fete has been cancelled.

The group believes it would not be possible to go ahead with the event and make it safe for everyone in attendance.

A spokesman for the group posted on Facebook: “It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you that due to the Covid-19 situation, the 2020 Whittington Village Fete is cancelled.

“We feel that we cannot deliver an event that is safe to all who attend.

“With the castle trustees’ permission, we hope to be back on August Bank Holiday Monday in 2021.”