The committee has given deep thought to running our traditional Annual Flower Show on Bank Holiday Saturday, 29 August, but sadly, in the current circumstances, we consider that it would be difficult to make the show safe. We are therefore cancelling it for this year but fully intend to come back stronger in 2021, the 75th anniversary of the founding of Wansford Horticultural Society. A range of other options is being considered as an alternative for the village. More details to follow later in the summer. We are also regrettably cancelling our Summer Social which was to be held on 18 July. Rulings on gatherings are likely to be in place still on that date and it is very questionable whether those of us who are shielded for at least 12 weeks at present will be able to participate safely in social events. It is so disappointing that already much of our exciting 2020 programme has of necessity fallen by the wayside, but we hope that many events can be put forward to next year. In an effort to fill the gap we are approaching Joe Whitehead (Head Gardener at Burghley House) who has offered to do a virtual talk for us as a ZOOM presentation. Up to 100 people would be able to participate and it would enable us to meet up again on screen! No date has yet been fixed but I will publicise it widely once it is finalised.

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Our nominated Charity for 2020 is The Alzheimer's Society.