THERE will be no community games in Oswestry this year following the decision to cancel the event.

This was was due to be the eighth running of the event, to be held in Cae Glad Park on Sunday, September 13, but because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic the organisers have made the decision to cancel the event.

The event is organised by Clive Knight and Hazel Davis, who released a joint statement explaining their decision.

They said: "It is very sad that we have had to make this decision in consultation with Oswestry Town Council, but there was no alternative, given what we are all going through in these extraordinary times.

"The safety of everyone taking part is paramount, and there was no way the Community Games as we know it, could possibly have run.

"We hope that everyone who would have taken part will find a way forward for their activity with the new 'norm', whatever that will look like.

"We will all need to regroup for September 2021 when hopefully a safe and celebratory Oswestry Community Games can again take place."

Meanwhile, Mayor of Oswestry, Councillor Duncan Kerr, added: "The cancellation of the event is unfortunate but it is the correct decision.

"A significant amount of time, effort and money goes into making the Community Games a successful and inspiring event and I was looking forward to taking part.

"The council will continue to work with the organising committee and make plans for next year."