Festival 2020 Cancelled

17 March 2020

The Trustees of Rickmansworth Waterways Trust met this afternoon by conference phone to review the latest news about the spread of the COVID-19  and the recently announced Government Guidance on restricting all public gatherings. Based on the latest information it is with great regret that the Trustees have decided to suspend all of our operations at Batchworth until further notice and this includes cancelling the 2020 Rickmansworth Festival, scheduled for 16th and 17th May.

We have decided against rescheduling the event for later in the year due to the uncertainty over the timing of the removal of any restrictions and so we will plan for the next Festival in 2021.

We will be refunding the payments already made by boaters, traders, caterers and sponsors over the next few weeks and a separate email and form will be sent out to you so we can capture the correct details to return your payment.

This year will be a very difficult one for the Trust, as I know it will  be for you all, however the Rickmansworth Festival will return on the 15th and 16th May 2021 and we sincerely hope that you will be able to participate in our Festival next year.

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