Harrow Steel Band 25 July @2:30pm Pinner Memorial Park.
**** There will be NO chair hire this year ****
After a few fraught days including contacting Sean Harriss CEO Harrow Council; I have been given verbal confirmation from the Head of Strategy, Development and Performance that the concerts may go ahead this year. I also double checked by asking if it was ok to publicise the events and the answer was” yes”.
I have not been informed of any additional requirements apart from another risk assessment which has been completed and submitted.
If you have been told to self-isolate, please stay home.
We are hoping to kick off this year’s season on the 25 July with Harrow Steel but we are still waiting for confirmation that we will be given permission from Harrow Council to hold the concerts. This is despite multiple email’s and phone calls to various people over the past week.
The earliest we will know whether the concerts can go ahead is Wednesday morning (21 July). If Harrow Council imposes any conditions such as tickets only with which we could not comply at short notice, then we would have no choice but to unfortunately cancel this year’s events. I hope that you understand.
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