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Pride in Fenland Awards ceremony is postponed due to Covid-19



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Fenland District Council’s 2020 Pride in Fenland Awards ceremony, which is supported by the Fenland Citizen, and is due to take place on Wednesday, March 18, has been postponed.

Following a series of discussions in recent days, the council has taken the decision to reschedule the event due to public concerns relating to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Councillor Susan Wallwork, the council’s portfolio holder for communities, said: “It is with great regret that we have taken this decision as we look forward to honouring the fantastic work across the district by the nominees. However, given the current national backdrop it is a sensible precaution to take. We understand the disappointment this will cause, but it is the right decision in the circumstances.

Kayla Hay from Chatteris was last year's winner of the Young Citizen award.
Kayla Hay from Chatteris was last year's winner of the Young Citizen award.

“The ceremony is an evening we all look forward to, so it will be postponed until such time as we can give our unsung heroes the recognition they deserve. We hope to be able to announce a new date for the ceremony in the coming months.”

Jeremy Ransome, editor of the Citizen, said: "It is a shame that the Pride in Fenland awards have had to be postponed, however the health of our readers and the general population must come first. I look forward to when the ceremony will be able to go ahead and to being able meet all our unsung heroes on that night."

The council continues to follow national Government and Public Heath England (PHE) advice in its decision making and is undertaking a number of precautionary measures to ensure it is well prepared to respond to the outbreak.

Other planned meetings, gatherings and events organised by the council will be assessed on a case by case basis, in line with the latest guidance.



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