MONMOUTHSHIRE Show, one of the highlights of the summer, is the latest event to be cancelled due to coronavirus.

Described by organisers as an "annual celebration of the best of the local community", the show was due to be held on July 4 but will now not go ahead.

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"Following the recent change in Government advice and after much consideration it is with much regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Monmouthshire Show," a spokesperson said.

"This is not a decision that has been taken lightly as we are aware that this a much anticipated and loved event; that our exhibitors, competitors and traders spend many months getting ready for the show and that cancelling will have an impact on the wider community.

"However public health and safety must be our main priority and the wellbeing of our volunteers, members, exhibitors, competitors, traders and visitors is of paramount importance.

"We had considered postponement or whether we could run a smaller event but for many reasons, neither of these options are viable."


The show, which was due to be held at The Monmouthshire Showground in Redbrook Road, was first held 200 years ago, still aims to represent life in the Wye Valley.